Angels Avoid Arbitration, Make Deals

The Los Angeles Angels avoided arbitration with LHP Hector Santiago, C Drew Butera and LHP Cesar Ramos, agreeing to deals with both for the 2015 season.


Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels avoided arbitration with LHP Hector Santiago, catcher Drew Butera and LHP Cesar Ramos, agreeing to deals with both for the 2015 season.

Santiago, 27, who was slated to make $2.2 million, agreed to a $2.29 million deal for the 2015 season. In his only season with the Angels, Santiago posted a 6-9 record, 3.75 ERA, 4.29 FIP, and 1.359 WHIP over 127.1 innings pitched. Santiago started 24 games, and had six relief appearances over his MLB time with the Angels in 2014.

Ramos, 30, was slated to sign for $1.3 million, and signed for $1,312,500 for 2015. Ramos was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays, in exchange for prospect, Mark Sappington. In 2014 with the Rays, Ramos posted 3.70 ERA, 4.24 FIP, and 1.355 WHIP over 82.2 innings. Ramos started seven games and appeared relief 36 times, finishing 14 games. Ramos collected a 2-6 record, while holding left-handed bats to a .244 batting average and .650 OPS.

Butera, 31, avoided arbitration, signing for $987,500. Butera, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this off-season, hit .188/.267/.288 in 61 games.

The Angels have yet to reach deals with; Garrett Richards, Matt Joyce, David Freese, Fernando Salas, and Collin Cowgill. Deals are expected to be settled by Friday afternoon.

Senior Publisher, Taylor Blake Ward, can be found on Twitter, @TaylorBlakeWard.

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