ANAHEIM (AP) – A person with knowledge of the contract has told The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Angels have reached a $3.2 million deal for the upcoming season with right-hander Garrett Richards.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an announcement hadn’t been made.READ MORE: Man To Be Extradited To Long Beach To Face Murder Charges In Killings Of 2 Over Parking
The Angels avoided potentially their trickiest arbitration case by signing Richards, who went 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA in his breakout season in 2014.
The Angels agreed to a deal closer to the $3.8 million requested by Richards than the $2.4 million offered by the club.READ MORE: Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin' Donuts For Being Deaf
Richards tore the patellar tendon in his left knee Aug. 20 in Boston, ending his season. He expects to be ready to pitch by opening day.
Newly acquired outfielder Matt Joyce is the Angels’ only unsigned arbitration-eligible player remaining.MORE NEWS: Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust Nets Nearly 30,000 Plants And Leads To 31 Arrests In San Bernardino
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