The Los Angeles Angels sign Joel Pineiro

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 20 January 2010 at 9:24 pm

The Angels have signed 31-year old righty starting pitcher Joel Pineiro to a 2-year deal worth around $16 million bucks. He pitched in 32 games (both starts) for the Cardinals last season and he was 15-12 with a 3.49 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. The most impressive thing about Pineiro last season was that he only walked 27 batters in 214 innings. He has now pitched in 285 games (216 starts) in his major league career and he is 87-79 with 2 saves, a 4.39 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. The Angels are hoping that Pineiro can replace John Lackey in the rotation and it will be interesting to see how it works out. This was a risk worth taking for the Angels.

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