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The February 24th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Isringhausen likely to win a major bullpen role, introducing the Bullpen Pyramid/Trapezoid, Trumbo gets early positive reviews at third base and much more...
The Story: Mike Scioscia is speaking about Jason Isringhausen as if he is a lock to make the team and play a significant role.
The Monkey Says: And once again Scioscia's undying adherence to veterans rears its head. It isn't that Izzy is bad, but he is also very old, very fragile and coming off a below average season. Would it really kill Scioscia to make Isringhausen actually earn it. This could work out though. Isringhausen is reportedly down 25 pounds from last season and seem much more prepared than he was when he basically pitched for the Mets on a whim.
The Story: The Angels middle relief corps is now known as the Bullpen Pyramid or Trapezoid, depending on how the setup roles work out.
The Monkey Says: Personally, I prefer a bullpen rhombus, but I suppose a trapezoid will do.
The Story: Bench coach Rob Picciolo is cautiously optimistic about Mark Trumbo's early work at third base.
The Monkey Says: I'm going to go ahead and file this under trying to encourage the youngster. I guess we should be glad that we aren't getting any reports of him being a disaster, but drawing any conclusions about him being ready for the position after just a few days of limited work seems foolish. Oh, by the way, Trumbo has a CAT scan on his foot today to see if he can get a clean bill of health. Cross your fingers.
The Story: C.J. Wilson arrived in training camp with almost no fanfare despite being the "other" big ticket signing.
The Monkey Says: Not that he didn't try and drum up interest via his Twitter feed, commerical appearances and unfunny viral videos.
The Story: Scot Shields is in Angels camp as a guest instructor.
The Monkey Says: But did he bring the ostrich? Inquiring minds want to know.
The Story: Ten reasons to love Jason Isringhausen.
The Monkey Says: If the hypothesis is true that Izzy was great to start the season before hitting the wall physically, then this might work out great for the Angels since Jason is actually in good shape this year.
The Story: Meet Angels executive Molly Jolly.
The Monkey Says: She must be a very accomplished person to make it this far in life despite having the name Molly Jolly.
The Story: Ten players to watch this spring.
The Monkey Says: You'll never guess who it is.
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TEMPE, AZ The Angels Wednesday agreed to terms on a minor league contract with RHP Jason Isringhausen. The announcement was made by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.
Isringhausen, 39, appeared in 53 games for the New York Mets in 2011, posting a 3-3 record with seven saves and a 4.05 ERA (46.2 IP 21 ER), walking 24 batters while striking out 44. The righthander recorded 19 holds while...
Veteran right-hander Jason Isringhausen has agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels.
The 39-year-old Isringhausen agreed to the deal Wednesday.
He went 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA while pitching in 53 games for the New York Mets last season, his 15th in the majors.
Isringhausen is third among active players with 300 career saves despite missing most of the 2009 season...
Tempe, Ariz. Mark Trumbo's workout got cut short Friday morning when the Angels infielder took a bad-hop ground ball to the nose. Though the impact caused quite a bit of bleeding, Trumbo's injury is not believed to be serious.
"I was on my 30th repetition, turning double plays; the ball hit the lip where the grass meets the dirt, shot up and got me in the nose,"...
The Los Angeles Angels have added reliever Jason Isringhausen to the bullpen mix on a minor league deal, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
The deal includes an invite to Spring Training and allows Isringhausen to become a free agent if he doesn't make the club.
In 53 appearances for the Mets last season, Isringhausen posted a 4.05 ERA and a 8.5 k/9.
In 14 seasons, Isringhuasen...
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim continue their busy off-season by signing Jason Isringhausen to a minor league contract. The 39-year-old reliever will be entering his 16th season where he’s pitched to a 3.62 ERA (3.91 FIP) over his career. He has closer experience, but will not likely be asked to take over that role,
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Veteran right-hander Jason Isringhausen has agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels.
Veteran right-hander Jason Isringhausen has agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels. The 39-year-old Isringhausen agreed to the deal Wednesday. He went 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA while pitching in 53 games for the New York Mets last season, his 15th in the majors. Isringhausen is third among active players with 300 career saves despite missing most of the 2009 season and all of 2010...
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with veteran right-handed reliever Jason Isringhausen.
It may have been on a Minor League contract, and after all the higher-end relievers had already come off the board, but Mike Scioscia believes you shouldn't overlook the Jason Isringhausen signing.
The February 23rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
Angels sign veteran reliever Jason Isringhausen to minor league deal.
Although the runner-up for American League rookie of the year last season, he has been forced out of first base because of the team's acquisition of Albert Pujols, but looks at learning to play third base as a challenge.Dec. 8 was a day of celebration for the Angels. That's when they signed first baseman Albert Pujols, considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.
Manager Mike Scioscia says the right-handed pitcher, who signed a minor league contract with the Angels, will have a setup role.Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. — Jason Isringhausen signed a minor league contract with the Angels, but he could have a major impact on the bullpen. Manager Mike Scioscia indicated Thursday that the veteran right-hander is a near-lock to make the club.
Scrounging for right-handed pitching depth for the back end of their bullpen, the Angels took a flyer on former closer Jason Isringhausen, signing the 39-year-old to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite.