The Angels avoid arbitration over the next 3 years as well as 1 year (2 with the option) of free agency.
"We felt comfortable with Ervin's ability to win games, be a good teammate and represent the club in a very positive way," General Manager Tony Reagins said. "This provides stability for his family and provides us with a quality pitcher who has a tremendous upside. . . . And we don't think we've seen the best of him yet."Santana made the American League All-Star team last year and finished the season with a 16-7 record. He finished 11th in the A.L. with an ERA of 3.49. He had 214 strikeouts in 219 innings, which are both career bests for the 26 year old.