Angels bring back Bailey on one-year deal

Outfielder Robinson designated for assignment

Angels bring back Bailey on one-year deal

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Angels signed right-handed reliever Andrew Bailey to a one-year contract on Wednesday and designated outfielder Shane Robinson for assignment.

Bailey, 32, posted a 2.38 ERA with six saves in 12 appearances for the Angels in 2016 after being released in August by the Phillies, with whom he posted a 6.40 ERA in 33 games.

"It adds another arm that, no doubt, can compete at this level," said general manager Billy Eppler, speaking at the General Manager Meetings in Scottsdale. "He checks a lot of the boxes from a physical tools standpoint, but also the character, makeup, competitiveness. Pitching in difficult situations, nothing scares him. He fits us in a lot of ways."

The seven-year veteran has a 3.16 career ERA and 95 saves in 261 appearances with the A's, Red Sox, Yankees, Phillies and Angels.

As for the remainder of the bullpen, Eppler said the Halos are still looking to add another arm or two.

Robinson, 32, hit .173/.257/.235 in 65 games this season for the Angels.

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