Two days after the acquisition of Chili Davis, the Angels added another free agent to their roster, re-signing relief pitcher Greg Minton Thursday for the 1988 season. No other terms of the contract were announced.
Minton, 36, filed for free agency after last season but that act proved a mere formality for the pitcher, who wanted to remain with the team. He joined the Angels last June after being cut in May by the San Francisco Giants, and went 5-4 with a 3.08 earned-run average and 10 saves.
"I had intended to retire at the end of last season," said Minton, who saved just nine games in his last two full seasons with the Giants. "But after joining California, I had fun playing the game for the first time in a few years. That was very important to me and my family."
Minton combined with rookie DeWayne Buice to save 27 games in 1987, marking only the fourth time that two Angel pitchers saved 10 or more games during the same season. With Donnie Moore recuperating from October back surgery, Minton figures prominently in the Angels' bullpen plans for 1988.