Angels, Santiago avoid arbitration with $5 million deal for 2016
The Los Angeles Angels announced on Friday that they came to an agreement with lefty Hector Santiago on a one-year deal for 2016, allowing them to avoid the arbitration process:
Santiago, 28, is coming off a 2015 season that saw him make his first All-Star Game on the strength of a 9-9 record with a 3.59 ERA in just under 181 innings of work spread across 33 appearances, 32 of them as a starting pitcher. (He's also, by the way, made headlines for his unique workout routine).
Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register followed up initial reports of the signing by passing along word of it being a $5 million commitment for the Halos:
Looking ahead to the Angels' 2016 staff, Santiago will again play a vital role. In 2015, he stepped in occasionally due to the injuries faced by Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson, as well as Garrett Richards' late start to his season. With 2016 right around the corner, it seems prudent to assume Santiago will again have a spot in the rotation.