The Angels have signed 36-year old righty starting pitcher Brian Lawrence to a minor league deal. He didn’t pitch at all last year. He pitched in 7 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels in 2011 and he was 2-5 with a 8.07 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP. Lawrence last pitched in the majors back in 2007 with the Mets. Lawrence has pitched in 168 games (152 starts) in his first six years in the majors and he is 50-63 with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Lawrence will have to prove he’s healthy in the minors and pitch well before he will be even considered to get his major league career back going.
UPDATE: (12/22/2012) – The Angels have released Brian Lawrence.