Angels inform Isringhausen he’s on the team
The Angels have decided to trigger the extra money in Jason Isringhausen’s contract and keep him on the team, which is a pretty clear sign that the veteran right-hander will make the Opening Day roster.
Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Angels would’ve had to pay an extra $100,000 to keep Isringhausen – signed to a Minor League contract at the start of camp – on the roster past 9 a.m. PT on Friday.
Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto informed the 39-year-old they would on Thursday night.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity,” Isringhausen said Friday morning. “I’m going to give them everything I’ve got.”
A veteran of 15 years with 300 career saves, Isringhausen had back-to-back clean innings on Wednesday and Thursday, in hopes of showcasing to the Angels that he belonged on the club. If the Angels would’ve cut him, Isringhausen would’ve retired.