Angels agree to deal with free-agent reliever

BY John fenster

ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that the Angels and free agent reliever Adam Cimber have agreed to a one-year, $1.65M deal.

The Athletic's Fabian Ardaya was the first to report that the two sides were in advanced talks.

The senior right-hander gets a fly ball off of a rebound. After 20 2/3 innings, Cimber had an ERA of 7.40, which was by far the worst performance of his career. 

 He had had a lot of success as a submariner, even though his fastball velocity was in the mid-1980s. Before this year, Cimber had an ERA below 3.00 and pitched more than 70 innings in both 2021 and 22.

When Cimber is at his best, he has great control and can keep the ball on the ground. In the last couple of years, there have been fewer grounders

Which has helped explain the big rise in home runs this year. It's possible that illness played a part, since Cimber missed the last three months of the season because of a shoulder impingement

He was not picked up by the Jays a couple of weeks ago because of an expected $3.2M arbitration pay.

Cimber will have to take a pay cut on his next deal, but he will get a chance to fix things right away in MLB. 

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