The Angels have reportedly reached a deal with free agency reliever Ryan Tepera on a contract. The contract is for two years and $14 million, according to MLB Trade Rumors’ Steve Adams.
Last season, Tepera spent time between the Cubs and the White Sox, and he quietly put up one of the best seasons for a reliever in baseball.
In 2021, the 34-year-old righty pitched 61.1 innings in 65 games, posting a 2.79 ERA and 2.73 FIP while striking out 74 and walking 19.
Ryan Tepera placed 14th among all qualified relievers in fWAR over the previous two seasons combined, and his 71 ERA- over that period puts him 29 percent above the league average.
The Angels’ two-year contract with Tepera is the third multi-year contract the Angels have given to a pitcher this offseason (joining Iglesias and Loup), which is remarkable given that they hadn’t even given out one such contract since inking Joe Smith for three years in 2013.
Where Did Ryan Tepera Go?
Ryan Tepera joined the Los Angeles Angels. Tepera signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels on March 19, 2022.
On April 7, 2022, he made his Angels debut against the Houston Astros, pitching one inning but allowing consecutive single home runs to Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez.