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Angels add Coello on Minor League deal

Angels add Coello on Minor League deal
ANAHEIM -- The Angels signed right-hander Robert Coello to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training on Monday.

Coello, 28, appeared in six games in 2010 for the Red Sox and six for the Blue Jays in '12, giving up 12 earned runs in 12 innings. With the Angels, he'll probably be a swing man in Triple-A.

In his six-year Minor League career, which began with a stint for the Angels' Arizona League team in 2007, Coello has compiled a 3.33 ERA in 171 games (31 starts), posting a rate of 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings, 3.9 walks per nine innings and a 1.23 WHIP.

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Listed at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Coello spent most of last season pitching for the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, going 4-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 19 games (three starts).

With Coello signed and starter Jo-Jo Reyes released so he can pitch in Korea, the Angels will have at least 62 players in Tucson, Ariz., when full workouts begin Feb. 15. General manager Jerry Dipoto would like to add one or two more to the list if an opportunity presents itself via Minor League contracts.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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