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AL West: Angels sign Doug Fister

Check out what’s happening in the American League West.

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The Angels have agreed to a deal with previously good pitcher, Doug Fister. Once the veteran reworks his way through Triple-A and back up to the majors, he’ll be paid a base salary of $1.75M with the possibility of making $1.2M extra based on performance.

After Fister’s most recent showcase it looked as if he’d land with the Diamondbacks. While the righty’s career 3.60 ERA and 3.78 FIP are nothing to throw a parade over, he does have the ability to throw a baseball. And sometimes, it’s the simplest things the you need the most. If he makes the majors, he’ll likely be Los Angeles’ new fifth starter.

Here’s what else is happening in the American League West: