Angels come to terms with three players
And, no, Mark Teixeira isn't one of them.
The Angels have agreed to terms on minor league contracts with:
Right-hander Matt Palmer, 29, who went 6-10 with a 4.18 ERA for the Giants' Triple-A Fresno affiliate last season. In three games with the Giants -- the only games of his major league career -- he went 0-2 with an 8.53 ERA.
Infielder Luis Figueroa, 35, who hit .300 with two home runs for the Cubs' Triple-A Iowa affiliate last season. He has played in 18 major league games during 12 professional seasons and figures to be the utility infielder at Salt Lake.
Right-handed reliever Chad Blackwell, 26, who went 4-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 44 games for the Blue Jays' Class A Dunedin affiliate, and had no record and a 9.39 ERA in five games at Double-A New Hampshire.
Palmer and Figueroa have been invited to spring training.
-- Bill Shaikin
Photo: San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Palmer made his major league debut on Aug. 16 against the Atlanta Braves. Credit: Erik S. Lesser / Associated Press