Right-hander Ervin Santana and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a four-year contract worth about $30 million on Saturday, a day after their scheduled arbitration hearing was postponed.
The 26-year-old Santana is the youngest active big league
pitcher with at least 50 wins. He rebounded from a sub-par season
in 2007 to go 16-7 with a 3.49 ERA for the AL West champion Angels
last year, striking out a career-high 214 in 219 innings with only
Santana is 51-37 with the Angels, and expects to be a
mid-rotation starter on a staff that includes John Lackey, Joe
Saunders and Jered Weaver. The announcement was made on the day the team began workouts.