Brian Fuentes Is an Angelic Guy: Closer Signs Two-Year Deal with Angels

Nick Carlo@@carlo2612Analyst IIDecember 31, 2008

The Los Angeles Angels have reportedly signed closing pitcher Brian Fuentes.  This offseason the Angels lost two of their stars in Mark Teixeira and Francisco Rodriguez. (Just noticed both went to New York. Funny right?)

The Angels have just filled in one of those gaps by signing 33-year-old closer Fuentes.  His contract is for two years and includes a third year option.

This is a very good signing for the Angels. Now they can focus on signing or trading for a big bat to replace Teixeira.  If they don't sign a big bat, their lineup is going to look very weak again.

I want to thank MLB trade rumors and Mets blog for this breaking news.