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Angels sign Scott Downs to a three-year, $15-million contract

December 10, 2010 |  3:43 pm

The Angels agreed to terms Friday on a three-year, $15-million contract with reliever Scott Downs, a left-hander who had a 2.36 earned-run average over the last four seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Downs, 34, appeared in 67 games for the Blue Jays in 2010, going 5-5 with a 2.64 ERA and 26 holds, tied for third-best in the American League.

Because Downs is a Type A free agent, the Angels will have to give their second-round pick to the Blue Jays as compensation for signing him. The Angels' first-round pick is protected.

--Mike DiGiovanna