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Angels avoid arbitration with pitchers Hector Santiago, Cesar Ramos
Angels avoid arbitration with pitchers Hector Santiago, Cesar Ramos

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...

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