Troy Taormina, USA Today

Angels Reportedly Signing Doug Fister

Angels reportedly signing veteran pitcher, Doug Fister, according to SB Nation.

On Thursday afternoon, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported that the Los Angeles Angels are signing veteran pitcher, Doug Fister.

Fister, 33, pitched in front of five teams at a showcase in the last month, including the Angels, the eight-year veteran was looking for a Major League contract and opted for an opportunity in Southern California.

The signing adds starting pitching depth, which has been a problem for the depleted Angels rotation, following injuries to Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs, Andrew Heaney and Nick Tropeano.

Fister's 18.5 fWAR ranks 30th among Major League pitchers since his debut in 2009 - minimum 1,000 innings pitched. Last season, Fister went 12-13 with a 4.64 ERA, striking out 5.7 per-nine with the Houston Astros.

Without a contract to start the year, and no Spring Training, Fister will likely need multiple weeks of rehab to build up his arm before joining the Major League rotation.

The club has not confirmed the signing.



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