Matt Harvey has agreed to a one-year deal with the 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 right-handed pitcher was at one point drawing interest from the A's.
While at first glance this could have been an insane idea, it wasn't. I went over the reasons why, here.
It would have made sense for the A's to take a shot at the pitcher who would have stuck with the Oakland theme of "no risk, high reward" ideas we have seen in the past. Now, the A's will see him, but as a member of an opposing team.
Harvey finished his 2018 campaign with the Reds boasting a 4.50 ERA with 111 strikeouts in 128 innings. He also was showing 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.