The Angels have inked former Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran to a one-year deal. Yup, the busy offseason continues for the club.
Teheran, 28, is 77-73 with a 3.67 career ERA in nine seasons, all in Atlanta. He finished the 2019 season with a 10-11 record and a 3.81 ERA. He is a two-time MLB All-Star, and helped lead the Braves to the postseason four times, including in each of the last two years.
The Angels' starting rotation struggled during their 72-90 campaign in 2019. The best ERA by a starter actually belonged to the late Tyler Skaggs, who posted a 4.29 ERA in 15 starts. Trevor Cahill was actually the only Angel to pitch 100 innings last season, even though he only started 11 games, appearing in 37 overall.
The Angels hope their signing of Teheran and trade for Dylan Bundy will improve their rotation, while the signing of Rendon, extension of Mike Trout, bounceback season from Albert Pujols and hiring of Joe Maddon will finally lead to postseason success.