ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have exercised their $7 million contract option on closer Huston Street.
The Angels announced perhaps their easiest offseason decision Thursday.
Street was an immediate hit after the Angels acquired the veteran right-hander from San Diego on July 19. He picked up 17 saves with a 1.71 ERA for the Angels, shoring up an inconsistent bullpen and playing a major role in Los Angeles’ surge to the majors’ best regular-season record.
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Street and setup man Joe Smith are signed for next year, while seventh-inning specialist Kevin Jepsen is eligible for arbitration.
The AL West champions declined their $4.5 million option on reliever Sean Burnett, who missed most of the season after elbow ligament replacement surgery.
Los Angeles also returned Rule 5 draft selection Brian Moran to Seattle.