February 23, 2012 |
Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. — Jason Isringhausen signed a minor league contract with the Angels, but he could have a major impact on the bullpen. Manager Mike Scioscia indicated Thursday that the veteran right-hander is a near-lock to make the club. "Jason is going to slot in with LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Downs [in a setup role]," Scioscia said. "We talk about that pyramid of guys getting to the closer [Jordan Walden]. It's a little broader right now. " A rhombus of relief, perhaps?
February 19, 2010 |
Game Over? Close, but not quite. Disgraced former icon Eric Gagne, who electrified Dodger Stadium during a three-year stretch in which he saved a record 84 consecutive games, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers that includes an invitation to major league camp, according to baseball sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal is not yet official. Gagne is expected to be part of the group of pitchers and catchers who will report to spring training in Phoenix on Saturday.
December 18, 2009 |
The Dodgers signed utilityman Doug Mientkiewicz and shortstop Angel Berroa to minor-league contracts that include invitations to major league spring training. First baseman John Lindsey , outfielder Prentice Redman , and pitchers Francisco Felix , Juan Perez and Josh Towers also were signed to similar deals. Mientkiewicz made the Dodgers' opening-day roster as a non-roster player this year, only to dislocate a shoulder two weeks into the season. Initially told by doctors that he would be out the remainder of the year, Mientkiewicz returned in time to play 13 games in the final month of the season.
February 26, 2008 |
The Boston Red Sox came to terms Monday on a minor league contract with right-hander Bartolo Colon, 34, the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner who last pitched Feb. 6 in the Caribbean World Series. The team's medical staff will evaluate the 2005 American League Cy Young Award winner and two-time All-Star, who was 7-13 with a 5.72 earned-run average while slowed by shoulder and elbow injuries the last two seasons with the Angels.
January 24, 2007 |
The Angels lost another link to their 2002 World Series team and a big chunk of their heart and soul Tuesday when Darin Erstad agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox that includes an option for 2008. The deal, which is pending a physical this week, ends an 11-year Angels career marked by highlight-reel defensive plays, a spectacular 2000 season, several years of injury and frustration, and an endless reservoir of grit and determination.
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February 24, 2006 |
Tutor-Saliba Corp. and several partners have agreed to pay the city and county of San Francisco $19 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the firm overbilled the city and manipulated minority contracting laws as lead builder on the expansion of San Francisco International Airport. The agreement caps a contentious three-year legal fight, during which the Sylmar-based public works giant personally sued San Francisco City Atty. Dennis J. Herrera. The case was later dismissed.