Angels Sign Former All-Star Pitcher to Minor League Deal

Tyler Maher
The Los Angeles Angels have signed a former All-Star pitcher to a minor league deal.
The Los Angeles Angels have signed a former All-Star pitcher to a minor league deal. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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It's been a quiet offseason so far across MLB, but the Los Angeles Angels have been one of the few teams making significant moves.

After trading three pitchers to the Milwaukee Brewers last week for slugging outfielder Hunter Renfroe, the Angels attempted to replace some of that lost pitching depth by signing a former All-Star to a minor league deal.

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It was announced late on Monday evening that Los Angeles had signed Chris Devenski to a one-year deal.

Devenski, 32, is the definition of a reclamation project. The right-hander was one of the best relievers in baseball at the beginning of his career, posting a 2.38 ERA in 2016-17 combined and making the All-Star team in 2017.

He got lit up during the 2017 playoffs, however, and hasn't been the same since. He's struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness over the last half-decade, going 7-8 with a 5.45 ERA in 142 innings with multiple teams from 2018-2022.

Now, Devenski will try to get his career back on track with the Angels. He'll be invited to camp and will have a chance to make the team out of spring training, but he'll need to earn a roster spot by proving that he can still get outs. It's been awhile since he was able to do that consistently, but if Devenski returns to form he could end up being a terrific pickup for Los Angeles.

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