MLB: They are still very restless! Angels make sixth hire and is a former Yankee reliever who hasn’t pitched in GL since 2020

The Los Angeles Angels signed veteran right-hander Jonathan Holder to a minor league contract, according to his transaction tracker at Presumably, Holder will be invited to Major League Baseball spring training, although no official announcement has been made about it. He has been assigned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees for now.

Holder, 30 in June, saw major league action in five consecutive seasons from 2016 to 2020, all with the New York Yankees. He amassed 176 2/3 innings in that time, posting a 4.38 ERA, 21.7% strikeout rate, 7% walk rate and 36.8% ground ball rate. He was not drafted before 2021 and signed with the Chicago Cubs, but a shoulder problem limited him to just two innings that year:

Settled on a minor league pact with the Cubs for 2022, but did not participate in a game until the end of July. He ended up pitching 21 innings in the minors with an 8.57 ERA but better peripherals. He struck out 21.9% of hitters while walking 11.4%, as a .424 batting average on balls in play and a 58.3% strike rate surely made his ERA look far worse than it deserved. . FIP pegged his season at 4.66, not very exciting but about half his ERA.

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The Angels have been one of the busier teams so far this offseason, signing Tyler Anderson to their rotation and trading for infielder Gio Urshela and outfielder Hunter Renfroe. They’ve also bolstered their bullpen depth with minor league deals for Jacob Webb and Chris Devenski in recent days, and now they’re adding Holder to the mix as well.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: They are still very restless! Angels make sixth hire and is a former Yankee reliever who hasn’t pitched in GL since 2020