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February 23, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels signed Jason Isringhausen to a minor-league contract Wednesday afternoon , but the way Manager Mike Scioscia was talking Thursday morning, the veteran right-hander seems more like a lock to make the team. "It might sound like a subtle move on the surface, but it could be very important to us," Scioscia said. "Jason is going to slot in with the depth of [set-up men] LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Downs. We talk about that pyramid of getting to the closer. It's a little broader right now. " A rhombus of relief, perhaps?
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August 18, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Veteran left-hander Scott Downs was activated off the disabled list for Saturday night's game against the Rays, and right-hander Jordan Walden will be activated Sunday, bringing much-needed reinforcements to a bullpen that entered Saturday with a 6.07 earned-run average in 34 games since the All-Star break. But the return of the two relievers could spell the end for 39-year-old right-hander Jason Isringhausen, who has allowed seven earned runs and 11 hits, including three homers, in 51/3 innings of his last seven appearances and is in danger of being designated for assignment or released.
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May 13, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jason Isringhausen thought he'd have a more prominent role when he signed with the Angels in February, and so did the front office, which envisioned the 39-year-old right-hander as one of three primary short relievers in front of opening-day closer Jordan Walden . But in 11 appearances before Sunday, Isringhausen, a former closer who has 300 saves, entered a game with the Angels leading only once, when he pitched the...
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August 6, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
CHICAGO - Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto seemed to work some magic in early May when he fortified a sagging bullpen by trading for Ernesto Frieri, a virtual unknown middle reliever in San Diego who emerged as a nearly untouchable closer in Anaheim. Dipoto is probably looking up his sleeve or inside his hat to find the next Frieri, or maybe he can create a puff of smoke and make injured relievers Scott Downs and Jordan Walden reappear, because the struggles of a thin Angels relief corps have reached crisis levels.
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March 23, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. — Yes, it's about results. It's also about perspective. In 39-year-old relief pitcher Jason Isringhausen, the Angels are poised to collect the benefits of both. And the wisdom banked by the veteran's rich experiences might be the most important dynamic. In Isringhausen, the Angels' bullpen has added someone who: •Endured being a can't-miss prospect who missed. •Withstood the trauma of three Tommy John elbow surgeries.
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March 27, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The dog days of a baseball season aren't confined to August. They can also hit in late March, when many veterans tire of the Groundhog Day-like tedium of spring training and are itching for the regular season to start. "When the lights go on, everything changes," said Jason Isringhausen , a 39-year-old reliever in camp with the Angels. "The adrenaline kicks back in, and it's go time. It's fun again. Things are a little monotonous now. Everyone is physically ready to go. You want the season to start.
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December 5, 2001
Too Pricey: Jason Isringhausen, 29, a right-hander who had 34 saves for Oakland but will likely sign with Texas or St. Louis. * Maybe: Billy Koch, 27, a right-hander who had 36 saves for Toronto last season. * On Hand: Matt Herges, 31, a right-handed setup man the last two seasons.
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August 3, 2004
The top relievers for the month of July: W -- win; L -- loss; S -- save; TS -- tough save (entering the game with the tying run on base); BS -- blown save; Pts -- Points toward Rolaids reliever award. *--* W L S TS BS Pts Eric Gagne, Dodgers 1 0 11 2 1 35 Jason Isringhausen, St.
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May 2, 1997 | Associated Press
Doctors believe New York Met pitcher Jason Isringhausen is suffering from a treatable form of tuberculosis, they said Thursday. Mets internist John Olichney, who headed a team of specialists examining the 24-year-old pitcher, said a final diagnosis is not expected until next week. The Mets had worried about the severity of Isringhausen's condition, especially because doctors had not ruled out more serious diseases, such as cancer. Olichney calmed those concerns somewhat.
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April 22, 1997 | Associated Press
Jason Isringhausen, a right-hander recovering from arm and shoulder surgery, suffered a broken wrist punching a plastic trash can during a minor league rehabilitation assignment for the New York Mets and will be sidelined until July or August. Isringhausen hurt himself April 11 after giving up three runs in the first inning for triple-A Norfolk. Isringhausen pitched six more innings that game, and X-rays taken the following day were negative.
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August 5, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
CHICAGO -- The struggles of the Angels bullpen may have reached crisis levels Sunday after reliever Jason Isringhausen, summoned to protect a one-run lead in the seventh inning, gave up a two-run, pinch-hit home run to A.J. Pierzynski, which keyed the Chicago White Sox's 4-2 victory at  U.S. Cellular Field. Angels relievers have now given up 23 earned runs in 21 1/3 innings in seven games against the Texas Rangers and White Sox, suffering four losses and three blown saves. And, well, there appears to be little relief in sight, with veteran left-hander Scott Downs (shoulder strain)
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June 25, 2012 | By Andrew L. John
Jason Isringhausen, an 18-year veteran of the major leagues, has a pitching resume most would envy. A two-time All-Star, he has 300 saves in his career, including a National League-leading 47 in 2004 while with the St. Louis Cardinals. But at this stage in his career — he's three months shy of his 40th birthday — his Angels teammates commonly refer to him as "The Old Guy. " Relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins described Isringhausen walking around the clubhouse as if he just emerged from the movie "Grumpy Old Men. " "What was the name of that guy in that movie?"
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June 24, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Every conversation about the Angels' robust rebound from a 6-14 start begins with Mike Trout , whose blazing speed, ability to get on base and power have sent a jolt of energy through the club. There is usually mention of Mark Trumbo's power, Albert Pujols finding his swing after a dreadful April, the May 3 trade for reliever Ernesto Frieri and the excellence of several starting pitchers. Rarely does talk turn to the bullpen as a whole, a group that combined to go 1-6 with a 4.70 earned-run average, five saves and a .273 average against in the first 32 games but went 6-2 with a 1.92 ERA, 11 saves and a .201 average against in the next 39 games entering Saturday.
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May 13, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jason Isringhausen thought he'd have a more prominent role when he signed with the Angels in February, and so did the front office, which envisioned the 39-year-old right-hander as one of three primary short relievers in front of opening-day closer Jordan Walden . But in 11 appearances before Sunday, Isringhausen, a former closer who has 300 saves, entered a game with the Angels leading only once, when he pitched the...
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March 30, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
At least one veteran's job with the Angels is secure. While engaging the Cleveland Indians in trade talks for outfielder Bobby Abreu, the Angels have informed 39-year-old reliever Jason Isringhausen that he will be on the team. As for the disgruntled Abreu, who is unhappy with his reduced role, talks with the Indians appear to be dead or have cooled considerably. Abreu is in the Angels' lineup and batting sixth in Friday's exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Under baseball's new collective bargaining agreement, teams had to pay 10-year big league veterans on minor league contracts an extra $100,000 to keep them on rosters past Thursday.
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March 30, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. — The immediate future of one Angels veteran was secured Friday when 39-year-old reliever Jason Isringhausen was told he made the team, but the outlook for 38-year-old outfielder Bobby Abreu remained cloudy with a chance of trade. The Angels, according to a CBSSports.com report, were "on the verge" of dealing Abreu to the Cleveland Indians Thursday night, but Abreu was in camp Friday and had two singles — his first hits in a week — and drove in two runs in a 9-2 exhibition victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Tempe Diablo Stadium.
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September 17, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen probably will miss the rest of the season because of a bad left hip, St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan said Saturday. "I don't expect that Izzy's going to pitch anymore," Duncan said after a 6-1 victory over San Francisco. "I think it's just determining what to do." Isringhausen has not pitched since Sept. 6, when he blew his career-high 10th save chance in 43 tries for the National League Central leaders.
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March 29, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
By the end of the day Thursday, veteran reliever Jason Isringhausen will know whether he has secured a spot in the Angels bullpen or is headed for retirement. Isringhausen, the 39-year-old right-hander who signed a minor league contract in February, is scheduled to pitch the second of back-to-back games Thursday when the Angels face the Kansas City Royals in Tempe Diablo Stadium. After struggling with mechanics and command in two of his first four outings, Isringhausen looked sharper Wednesday when he retired the side in order in an inning against the Cincinnati Reds.
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March 27, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The dog days of a baseball season aren't confined to August. They can also hit in late March, when many veterans tire of the Groundhog Day-like tedium of spring training and are itching for the regular season to start. "When the lights go on, everything changes," said Jason Isringhausen , a 39-year-old reliever in camp with the Angels. "The adrenaline kicks back in, and it's go time. It's fun again. Things are a little monotonous now. Everyone is physically ready to go. You want the season to start.
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