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:
- Talk about underrated. These are three Athletics rookies who deserve more playing time.
- Who could the Astros draft in the first round this year?
- Could Hunter Greene be the Angels’ next shortstop? Hopefully, if the draft goes correctly.
- The Athletics lead the American League in home runs. Who would have thought?
- While Tyson Ross feels good, Jose Leclerc will have to see a specialist.
- Can one still be optimistic about the Mariners this season?
- If you’re feeling optimistic, take a look at the Astros’ prospect report and be prepared to feel better.
- The Angels were without Albert Pujols on Friday while the veteran nursed a minor hamstring injury.
- Oakland has activated John Axford and placed Ryan Dull on the disabled list.
- George W. Bush: former president, photobombing extraordinaire.
- Will the Mariners play it safe at the draft or go rouge from what they know?