Former New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Harvey has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, as reported by MLB.com's executive reporter Mark Feinsand:
Source: Matt Harvey has agreed to a deal with the Angels.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 19, 2018
Jon Heyman of Fancred reported the deal is worth $11 million, with $3 million incentives:
Harvey gets 11M plus 3M incentives— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 19, 2018
The 2013 All-Star pitcher was at one point getting interest from the A's during the offseason, who are still looking to fill our their starting rotation.
It would have made sense for the A's to take a shot at the right-hander, who would have stuck with the Oakland theme of "low risk, high reward" signings we have seen in the past. Now, the A's will see him plenty, but as a member of a rival AL West team.
Harvey finished his 2018 campaign with the Reds, boasting a 4.50 ERA with 111 strikeouts in 128 innings. He started to show signs of a past Harvey that Mets fans grew to love as innings went by with Cincinnati.
How he will handle an American League schedule will remain to be seen. And how he handles pitching at Angel Stadium will be even more of a sight -- he has yet to pitch there in a game.