Catcher Jason Castro, Angels finalize $6.85M, 1-year deal
ANAHEIM — Catcher Jason Castro has finalized a $6.85 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels announced the agreement Tuesday after the sides reached a deal last week. Left-hander Adalberto Mejía was designated for assignment to make room.
The 32-year-old Castro is a respected defensive catcher who committed just one error last season and bolstered his reputation for working well with young pitchers. He spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Twins, and he posted a career-best .767 on-base percentage last season while contributing 13 homers and 30 RBIs. The Bay Area native is expected to join
Max Stassi as the Angels’ new catching duo. Both are former Houston Astros catchers.
California bill aims to boost safety after racehorse deaths
SACRAMENTO — A California lawmaker introduced legislation Tuesday that could require more safeguards for racehorses after dozens died in recent years at a Southern California track.
Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa said his bill is expected to include reforms recommended by the California Horse Racing Board.