The Angels avoided arbitration with pitcher
Santiago, 28, made the
Acquired from the
With a surplus of starting pitchers and only one left-hander — Jose Alvarez — in the bullpen, there is a chance the Angels might use Santiago, who has extensive experience as a reliever, out of the bullpen next season.
Santiago's relatively low salary and his attractiveness to other teams could also make him a trade target in
The Angels' three other arbitration-eligible players this winter are pitcher Garrett Richards, who is projected to make $6.8 million; right fielder Kole Calhoun, who is projected to make $3.6 million; and reliever