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Jason Isringhausen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (42) / 9/7/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Lewis & Clark (IL) CC
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Jason Isringhausen's agent, Dan Horwits, said Thursday that is client has not retired despite accepting a coaching position at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
The job at SIUE is a volunteer coaching position, so Izzy will be allowed to leave if he is able to find a major league gig. Interest in the 40-year-old has been scarce, though, so the odds are still pretty good that he's thrown his last pitch. Thu, Feb 14, 2013 06:51:00 PM

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Jason Isringhausen has been hired to be the pitching coach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Which also means that his playing career has come to an end. "Izzy" collected 300 saves over the course of his 16-year major league career while registering a solid 3.64 career ERA in over 1,000 innings. He pitched for the Mets, Athletics, Cardinals, Rays and Angels. "I enjoy the teaching aspect. I feel like I have a lot to offer," Isringhausen told the SIUE athletics website.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 03:19:00 PM

Jason Isringhausen wants to pitch next season.

"Izzy" has already drawn interest from three teams, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. The 40-year-old right-hander posted a 4.14 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 50 relief appearances this past summer for the Angels, striking out 31 batters and walking 19 in 45 2/3 frames.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 09:02:00 AM

Jason Isringhausen told a morning radio program Monday that he is likely to retire from baseball.

"At this point, I'm pretty sure I'm done," said the 40-year-old righty. "But if some GM is dumb enough to want to sign me, I might come back for another year." Izzy posted a 4.14 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 50 appearances this year for the Angels, fanning 31 batters in 45 2/3 innings.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 09:22:00 AM

Jason Isringhausen hasn't decided whether he'll retire.

Izzy recently indicated that he was leaning in the direction of retirement. While he isn't ready to officially say that he's done, he certainly sounds at peace with the possibility. "I'll get ready for spring training like usual," said Isringhausen. "If no one calls, fine." The 40-year-old right-hander posted a 4.14 ERA and 31/19 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings with the Angels this season and is tied for 22nd all-time with 300 saves.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 05:04:00 PM

Jason Isringhausen told MLB.com on Wednesday that he is likely to retire from baseball after the 2012 season.

Izzy has two young daughters at home and turned 40 years old earlier this month. "I'll miss the competition," the veteran right-hander said Wednesday. "I love being on the mound throwing against hitters that are the best in the world. That's the only thing I do love. I don't like all the travel, I don't like all the politics and everything that goes on with it." He has posted a 4.14 ERA in 45 2/3 innings of middle relief this season for the Angels.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 11:57:00 AM

Jason Isringhausen coughed up a three-run lead in the seventh inning on Monday, although the Angels ended up prevailing 9-8.

Izzy entered the seventh with two runners aboard, allowing one to score on a sacrifice fly, and then served up a two-run double to tie the game. Only one run was charged to the veteran reliever, who owns an impressive 2.55 ERA through 17 2/3 innings.
Tue, May 29, 2012 06:13:00 AM

Jason Isringhausen fanned three batters in a hitless inning in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the White Sox.

After Izzy induced a flyout, Alexei Ramirez reached on a wild pitch after striking out. Isringhausen fanned the next two batters to finish the game. The veteran reliever owns a 2.63 ERA, while hitters are batting .222 against him.
Thu, May 17, 2012 05:39:00 AM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Jason Isringhausen from Triple-A Salt Lake.

He's now officially been added to the 40-man roster. Izzy didn't pitch particularly well this spring, allowing four runs over 5 2/3 innings, but he appears to be healthy and gives the Halos some experience in their bullpen. He'll likely be used in the sixth and seventh innings.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 12:04:00 PM

Jason Isringhausen has been told he will make the Angels' Opening Day roster.

It's no surprise, as manager Mike Scioscia talked prior to the start of spring games as if Izzy was already locked in as a setup man. The fact that he's given up four runs over 5 2/3 spring innings hasn't affected his status.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 10:49:00 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Jason Isringhausen will be used in a setup role this season alongside LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Downs.

"Jason is going to slot in with LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Downs [in a setup role]," Scioscia said. "We talk about that pyramid of guys getting to the closer [Jordan Walden]. It's a little broader right now." Izzy signed a minor league deal, but it sounds like Scioscia has already penciled him into an important role in the bullpen. The veteran reliever posted a 4.05 ERA and 44/24 K/BB ratio over 46 2/3 innings last season for the Mets.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 12:30:00 PM

Jason Isringhausen said Thursday that he has dropped 25 pounds this winter.

Isringhausen signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Wednesday. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that he'll make between $700,000 and $1 million in guaranteed money if he cracks the Opening Day roster. He could earn more with incentives based on appearances. The 38-year-old right-hander posted a 4.05 ERA and 44/24 K/BB ratio over 46 2/3 innings and stands a good chance to win a bullpen spot.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 03:27:00 PM

Angels signed RHP Jason Isringhausen to a minor league contract.

Isringhausen struggled mightily to attract free agent interest this offseason despite posting a decent 4.05 ERA and 44/24 K/BB ratio across 46 2/3 innings last year for the Mets. He'll presumably get a shot at claiming an Opening Day bullpen spot in Halos camp this spring.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 07:24:00 PM

According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, the Mets don't expect to re-sign Jason Isringhausen.

The Mets haven't ruled anything out, but a return is unlikely after the club upgraded their bullpen this offseason. "There probably isn’t a fit for him here," Martin was told by a source. "He’s been talking to other teams, and we think he’ll wind up elsewhere." Isringhausen, 39, posted a 4.05 ERA, seven saves and a 44/24 over 46 2/3 innings in 2011. He's currently sitting on 300 career saves.
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 09:16:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Jason Isringhausen (back) might not return this season.

Isringhausen doesn't have back pain anymore, but the herniated disc continues to cause numbness in his right leg. He hasn't appeared in a game since September 6. The owner of a 4.05 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.5 K/9 rate, Izzy, 39, plans on pitching again in 2012.
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 10:40:00 AM

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