AP Source: Teheran, Angels agree to $9 million, 1-year dealAtlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels added another arm to their rotation, agreeing to a $9 million, one-year contract with right-hander Julio Teheran, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press .
The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by ESPN, is subject to a successful physical.
Teheran spent the past seven seasons with the Atlanta Braves, who declined his $12 million option. He was 10-11 with a 3.81 ERA last season and was left off the Division Series roster against St. Louis, then added as a replacement when Chris Martin got hurt
The 28-year old Teheran is 77-73 with a 3.67 ERA in 229 games, all but three starts.
The Angels had the second-highest ERA in the major leagues last season at 5.64 ERA and have made pitching a major priority during the offseason. They tried to sign Gerrit Cole before he acceoted a $324 million, nine-year deal with the New York Yankees and have turned their attention toward Dallas Keuchel and Hyun-Jin Ryu. They also acquired Dylan Bundy in a trade with Baltimore.
In addition to Teheran and Bundy, Los Angeles has Andrew Heaney, Shohei Ohtani and Griffin Canning in its projected rotation.
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