In his lone season with the Angels, he went 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts, with his final loss coming 6-2 against the Astros. He gave up the six runs on seven hits and five walks over six innings. The former starter of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field was nicknamed "The Dark Knight," but unlike the movie, he could not avenge some hurdles, including the major one of Tommy John Surgery. His time with the Mets came to an end two seasons ago after recording a 10.50 ERA in four starts. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, where he went 7-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 24 starts last season, before signing with the Angels in free agency.
Speaking of signing pitchers, the Philadelphia Phillies added to their pitching staff on Friday, agreeing to deal with starter Drew Smyly. The contract is pending a physical for the veteran, who was released by the Texas Rangers on June 25th, and again by the Milwaukee Brewers on July 1st.. If the physical goes through without a hitch, the 30-year-old could be added to the rotation this weekend and start as soon as Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He started the season with the Rangers, but went 1-5 with an 8.42 ERA and gave up 19 home runs in 51.1 innings, while still recovering from Tommy John Surgery in July of 2017. In six major league seasons, the left-hander, who would be the only lefty in the Phillies' rotation, is 32-32 with a 4.13 ERA.