Angels Exercise Option On Percival

The Anaheim Angels have exercised the team's option for the year 2000 on reliever Troy Percival, and an additional option for the 2002 season was agreed upon.

Percival originally signed a four-year contract with a club option for two additional years on April 3, 1996.

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Percival, 29, was 2-7 with 42 saves and a 3.65 ERA in 67 games in 1998. He ranked second in the AL in saves, behind Texas' John Wetteland, and third in the league with 60 games finished.

Percival, selected to the AL All-Star team in 1996 and 1998, has a 10-16 career record with 108 saves and a 2.77 ERA in 246 games -- all with the Angels, who selected him in the sixth round of the 1990 June free-agent draft.

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