MLB Rumors: Julio Teheran and the Anaheim Angels have agreed to terms on a one year deal, per Jeff Passan on Twitter. The 28 year old righthander became a free agent after the Atlanta Braves declined his $12 million contract option for 2020, instead choosing to pay him a $1 million buyout.
Teheran was considered one of the top prospects in the game in the early part of this decade, and was part of the Braves’ rotation from 2013-19. Teheran looked like a budding star in his early 20s, but has seen his performance regress the last few years, and has largely settled in now as a league average innings eater.
The Angels made a big splash in signing free agent third baseman Anthony Rendon, who the Texas Rangers had reportedly identified as their top target this offseason, but their rotation is laden with question marks. The Angels also picked up Dylan Bundy earlier this month from the Baltimore Orioles, and have Shohei Ohtani returning from Tommy John surgery.