Angels re-sign Andrew Bailey to a 1-year/$1M Contract

Updated: November 9, 2016

The Angels have brought back mid-season acquisition Andrew Bailey on a one-year/$1M contract.

The contract includes incentives, meaning if Bailey throws a certain amount of innings or becomes the closer, the Angels will shell out some more money to the reliever.

Bailey, who was a dominant closer with the Athletics in 2009 and 2010, has spent most of his career bouncing around teams, trying to regain his once electric stuff. On August 13th, the Angels signed Bailey to a minor league contract.

The former All-Star closer and 2009 Rookie of the Year was a cast off in a weak Phillies bullpen. Down the final stretch of the season, the 32-year-old Bailey threw 11.1 innings in September and saved six games in six save opportunities. Bailey only gave up three runs in that span, with all three coming from a three run shot against Toronto on September 16th.

The move bolsters the bullpen for next season, as a strong performance at the end of last season has possibly catapulted him into a late-inning role with the Halos. In his short stint with the Angels, he had a 2.38 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP, and a 172 ERA+. If he continues to shine like he did at the end of last season, this deal could prove to be a bargain.

The Angels have designated OF Shane Robinson for assignment to make room on the roster for Bailey. He will either report to AAA Salt Lake, be claimed by a different team, or elect free agency.

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