Angels GM Tabs Favorite To Be Closer This Season For Team

After spending the first six seasons of his career with the Colorado Rockies, he signed on with the Los Angeles Angels earlier this winter.

The Los Angeles Angels' general manager, Perry Minasian, is optimistic about Carlos Estevez's chances of earning the closer role for the team this season.

Estevez, who signed a two-year, $13.5 million contract with the Angels in December 2022, spent the first six seasons of his career with the Colorado Rockies, as previously mentioned.

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Despite not having big strikeout numbers, Estevez has accumulated 25 saves in his career, with 11 coming in his rookie year and another 11 in 2022.

He posted career-best marks with a 3.47 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 57 innings of relief with the Rockies last season. Estevez's experience and performance outside of the challenging pitching conditions at Coors Field make him a strong candidate for the closer role.

However, the decision ultimately lies with Angels manager Phil Nevin. Jimmy Herget, who was part of a closer committee last season after Raisel Iglesias was traded, and Ryan Tepera will also be in the mix for saves. Photo Credit:  Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports