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Angels sign Joel Pineiro to a minor league deal

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v San Diego Padres

PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 15: Starting pitcher Joel Pineiro #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the San Diego Padres during the spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 15, 2011 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Cubs recently released veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro and the Angels took the opportunity to sign him to a minor league deal. Per the Salt Lake Bees Twitter, Pineiro will start tonight against the Sacramento River Cats in a Triple-A match-up.

Pineiro, 35, had posted a 4.43 ERA with a 10/4 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings over four starts at Double-A Tennessee for the Cubs.

Pineiro last pitched in the majors in 2011 with the Angels. He finished with a 5.13 ERA in 145 2/3 innings.

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