Angels agree to one-year deal with Matt Harvey

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Angels have signed free agent pitcher Matt Harvey. He has agreed to a one-year deal with the team.

He will be paid $11 million in 2019. Harvey could also potentially earn another $3 million through performance-based incentives.

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Harvey pitching against the Kansas City Royals
Matt Harvey pitching against the Kansas City Royals (Getty Images)

For the first-time in his career, Harvey will be pitching for an American League team. He previously pitched in the National League, where he pitched for the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds.

This is Harvey’s third team in one calendar year. He began this past season with the Mets before being traded to the Reds.

The Reds wanted to bring him back. Besides the Angels, the Oakland Athletics were also in the mix with other teams.

The 29-year-old New London, Connecticut native had an 0-2 record with a 7.00 ERA in eight games, including four starts with the Mets, and two games finished. He also allowed 21 runs (21 earned runs), including six hits on 33 hits over 27 innings.

He also struck out 20 batters and walked nine.

After being acquired by the Reds, he went 7-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 24 starts. He also allowed 66 runs (64 earned runs) in 128 innings, including 21 home runs on 132 hits.

Harvey also struck out 111 batters and walked 28.

In his career, he is 41-44 as a starter in 133 appearances with 128 starts. He also has two games finished, one complete game, and one shutout.

Harvey has a 3.80 ERA in 767 ⅓ innings and allowed 339 runs (324 earned runs), in 86 home runs. He also struck out 723 batters and walked 203.

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