Isringhausen has made the Los Angeles Angels' roster and is set for his 16th major league season. The Angels' selected the contract of the 39-year-old reliever from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday and optioned outfielder Mike Trout to the minor league team.
Isringhausen gets a $650,000, one-year contract and the chance to earn $200,000 in performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 25, 35, 45 and 55 games. Isringhausen was 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA and seven saves in 53 games with the New York Mets last year. He signed with the Angels, hoping to play for a contender. Isringhausen said he would have retired had the Angels not signed him.