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Yorvit Torrealba finalizes deal with Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels added some veteran depth at the catcher position, finalizing a deal with 35-year-old Yorvit Torrealba on Monday.

The deal was initially reported by Jon Heyman of CBS:

Torrealba may or may not be trolling Chris Iannetta. He backed him up in Colorado for a number of years, unseating him as the primary catcher more than once. With Wilin Rosario now firmly entrenched in Colorado, Torrealba apparently figured he could take another crack at Iannetta, this time in the AL.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports the terms of the deal:

Torrealba does not hit much at this point in his career (.240/.295/.285 in 2013) and he is not even that gifted defensively. But he does bring leadership, game-calling skills and veteran wisdom, things that remain valuable from one of your catchers.

For evidence of said veteran wisdom, check out this radical double play from Yorvit last season:

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