TEMPE, ARIZ. – The Angels today have agreed to terms on a two-year, $14 million contract with RHP Ryan Tepera. In a corresponding 40-man roster move, RHP Kyle Tyler has been designated for assignment.
Tepera, 34, combined to make 65 appearances last season between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox and pitched to a 2.79 ERA (61.1 IP – 19 ER) with two saves and 74 strikeouts. His 0.88 WHIP ranked fourth among qualified Major League relievers and his .164 (35/213) opponent batting average ranked seventh. Tepera was traded by the Cubs to the White Sox on July 29, 2021 in exchange for minor league LHP Bailey Horn.
A native of Houston, Texas, Tepera was originally selected by Toronto in the 19th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays in 2015. For his career, he is 12-14 with 12 saves, a 3.48 ERA (297.1 IP – 115 ER) with 308 strikeouts across 302 games with the Blue Jays (2015-21), Cubs (2020-21) and White Sox (2021).