Roger Kieschnick

Angels sign reliever Jeremy McBryde to major league contract

Angels sign reliever Jeremy McBryde to major league contract

The Angels signed reliever Jeremy McBryde to a major league contract Friday, even though the 27-year-old right-hander has spent his entire eight-year professional career in the minor leagues. To make room for McBryde on the 40-man roster, the Angels designated outfielder Roger Kieschnick for assignment.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound McBryde features a 93-mph fastball as well as a power slider and has a good track record against right-handed hitters. He went went 3-4 with a 2.22 earned-run average and 17 saves for Oakland’s triple-A team at Sacramento last season, striking out 66 and walking 26 in 65 innings.

McBryde held the 135 right-handed hitters he faced in 2014 to a .154...

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