Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Los Angeles Angels will add one of the top remaining free agents available on the market, right handed starting pitcher Joel Pineiro to their 2010 rotation. Filling the void left by the defection of John Lackey via free agency.

Pineiro and the Angels have agreed to a two-year contact worth an approximate sixteen million dollars, pending a tomorrow's physical.

The 31 year old pitched last season for the 2009 NL Central Division Champion Cardinals, posting a 15-12, 3.49 ERA record in 32 starts. Pineiro walked only 27 batters to 105 strikeouts in 214 innings. He also posted a 60.5 percent ground-ball rate, with a very solid infield defense featuring Erick Aybar, Howie Kendrick, Macier Izturis and Brandon Wood, Pineiro should do well with the Angels.

Pineiro has previously pitched in the American League spending ten seasons with the Seattle Mariners and one with Boston.
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