A pair of left-handed pitchers, starter Hector Santiago and reliever Cesar Ramos, agreed to terms on 2015 contracts with the Angels on Thursday, avoiding arbitration.
Backup catcher Drew Butera, acquired in a December trade from the Dodgers, signed for $987,500 to also avoid arbitration.
Santiago, who went 6-9 last season with a 3.75 earned run average in 30 games, 24 of them starts, signed for $2.29 million. The 26-year-old, who was demoted to triple-A Salt Lake for three weeks last May and June, was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal for slugger Mark Trumbo before 2014.
Ramos, who went 2-6 with a 3.70 ERA in 43 games, seven of them starts, for the Tampa Bay Rays last season, signed for $1,312,500. The 30-year-old former Long Beach State standout was acquired in November for minor league reliever Mark Sappington.
The Angels have five other players -- pitchers Garrett Richards and Fernando Salas, third baseman David Freese and outfielders Matt Joyce and Collin Cowgill -- eligible for arbitration this winter.