Left-hander Floyd Bannister, a 13-year major league veteran who pitched in Japan last season, signed a 1991 contract with the California Angels with provisions for subsequent option years.

Bannister, 35, was granted free agency 13 months ago after pitching two years for the Kansas City Royals and signed with the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Baseball League, where he was 3-2 with a 4.04 earned run average.