The Los Angeles Angels have reportedly stolen a pretty good veteran pitcher from the division-rival Oakland Athletics.
According to this report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Los Angeles has signed Trevor Cahill to a one-year, $9 million contract with another $1.5 million in incentives.
Source: #Angels sign free-agent RHP Trevor Cahill to one year, $9M contract. Incentives can push it to $10.5M.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 20, 2018
Signed to a minor league contract with the A’s last March, Cahill turned in a tremendous 2018 campaign for the team that originally drafted him back in 2006. He pitched to a 7-4 record with a 3.76 ERA an 1.19 WHIP while striking out 100 batters in 110 innings across 21 games (20 starts).
The 30-year-old had been mired in mediocrity for years prior to stepping up big time for a surprising A’s team. He’ll now join the recently signed Matt Harvey in a revamped Angels rotation.