Angels sign often-wild Cabrera

Updated: June 11, 2010, 2:06 PM ET
By Mark Saxon |

The Los Angeles Angels have signed six-year major-league veteran Daniel Cabrera and added him to their roster at Double-A Arkansas.

Cabrera, a 6-foot-9 right-hander, has appeared in 162 games, 155 of them as a starter. Still only 29, the native of the Dominican Republic gained some notoriety several years ago for his lively fastball and struggles with control. On April 12, 2006, he managed to get through five innings against the Tampa Bay Rays while walking nine batters and striking out 10.

The Angels gave left-handed pitcher Jayson Miller his release to fit Cabrera on the roster.

Cabrera signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 1999, pitched for Washington and Arizona in 2009 and was on the Chicago White Sox's roster before being released in March.

Cabrera is 48-59 with a 5.10 ERA in his major-league career.

Mark Saxon covers the Angels for

Mark Saxon
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.