Angels Reportedly Sign Pitcher Julio Teheran on a 1-Year, $9 Million Deal

Julio Teheran with Braves. Photo by Austin Mcafee/CSM/Shutterstock

It seems like Los Angeles Angels found their pitcher, although it might not be the one they were hoping to get. According to several reports, including ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Angels signed free agent pitcher Julio Teheran.

Passan reports that Teheran and Angels agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal. Atlanta Braves held a $12 million club option on the 28-year-old right-hander but decided to pass.

Los Angeles Angels entered this year’s free agency with an intention to get a top pitcher after they had the second-highest ERA (5.64) in MLB in 2019. The team pursued top free agent Gerrit Cole, while also considering Dallas Keuchel and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Cole decided to sign with the New York Yankees, but the latter two still remain a possibility despite Teheran’s arrival.

Julio Teheran spent his entire MLB career with the Braves, who signed him back in 2008. Teheran made his majors debut in 2011 and has since played 226 games as a starter. He has a 77-73 record and has made pair of All-Star appearances.

Teheran’s career stats include 3.67 ERA, 1,184 strikeouts, and 1.211 WHIP.