December 18, 1993 |
The Angels rejected reliever Steve Frey's revised contract proposal Friday, a move that probably will end his Angel career. Steve Comte, Frey's agent, said they submitted a modified contract proposal at the Angels' request, laden with incentives, but the Angels never budged from their original offer. The Angels, it is believed, offered a two-year contract worth about $1.5 million to avoid arbitration the next two years.
April 20, 1992 |
Steve Frey says there are good points and bad points to his long acquaintance with Angel Manager Buck Rodgers. The biggest benefit for Frey was that when the Angels needed a left-handed short reliever, Rodgers remembered him from their days in Montreal and recommended the Angels purchase his contract from the Expos. The drawback is that Rodgers knows his foibles and won't let him get away with anything.
January 15, 1993 |
Seeking the largest salary award in Angel history, outfielder Luis Polonia will file today for arbitration, his agent said Thursday. Polonia is expected to submit a salary request in excess of $2.5 million, eclipsing the $2.1 million former Angel first baseman Wally Joyner received in 1991. "We feel Luis is one of the top leadoff hitters in the game," said agent Chuck Berry, "and he should be paid accordingly.
August 19, 1992 |
Reliever Steve Frey, who gave up Mo Vaughn's three-run homer Tuesday, gave up a two-run homer to Oakland's Jose Canseco in his previous appearance, Saturday. . . . Right-hander Shawn Purdy of the Class-A Palm Springs Angels was the California League pitcher of the week. He was a 9-2 winner in his only start.
May 22, 1995 |
Yankee starter Scott Kamieniecki was eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday, but is not expected to be recovered from his sprained right elbow for at least two more weeks. . . . Cincinnati Reds reliever Mike Jackson, recovering from shoulder soreness, made his first start for Double-A Chattanooga as part of a medical rehab assignment and pitched a perfect inning. . . .
December 12, 1987 |
The New York Mets broke up their 1986 World Series champions a little more Friday when they dealt shortstop Rafael Santana to the New York Yankees, a few hours after trading away relief pitcher Jesse Orosco. The deal that sent Santana to the Yankees was the first between the two intracity rivals to involve a major league player. Four minor league players were also included in the deal. Santana, 29, batted .255 last season, hitting 5 home runs and driving in 44 runs.