The Angels avoided arbitration with all 8 players that were eligible for arbitration.
The players they avoided arbitration with are pitchers Andrew Heaney, Tyler Skaggs, J.C. Ramirez, Nick Tropeano, Cam Bedrosian, Hansel Robles, Luis Garcia, and infielder Tommy La Stella. The Angels have not gone to arbitration with a player since Jered Weaver in 2011.
LHP Andrew Heaney and the Angels settled at $3,400,000. Andrew Heaney, led the Angels rotation in virtually all starting pitching categories and is expected to be in the rotation.
LHP Tyler Skaggs and the Angels settled at $3,700,000. Tyler Skaggs, took a big step in 2018 and was a big part of the rotation until injuries started to bring down his performance. Skaggs, along with Heaney is expected to be in the rotation.
RHP J.C. Ramirez and the Angels settled at $1,901,000. J.C.Ramirez, made two starts last season and is expected to be out until May-June while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
RHP Nick Tropeano and the Angels settled at $1,075,000. Nick Tropeano, received PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections in his shoulder last season. He is expected to be ready for spring training and compete for a spot in the rotation.
RHP Cam Bedrosian and the Angels settled at $1,750,000. Cam Bedrosian, was 1 of 4 guys last season to not hit the disabled list last season and threw the most innings in his big league career last season. Bedrosian, is expected to be in the bullpen next season.
RHP Hansel Robles and the Angels settled at $1,400,000. Hansel Robles, was acquired last June from the New York Mets and earned a couple of saves near the end of the season. He is also expected to be in the bullpen while, later on in the season last year he gained better control and velocity.
RHP Luis Garcia and the Angels settled at $1,675,000. Luis Garcia, was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies for LHP Jose Alvarez in December. Garcia, did not have a great season last year and his stats show that he was unlucky especially, with the Phillies poor defense behind him. He is expected to play a big role in the bullpen next season.
INF Tommy La Stella and the Angels settled at $1,350,000. The Angels acquired La Stella from the Chicago Cubs in November and is expected to compete for a starting job at 2B/3B.
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