Mulder, 36, has not won a major league game since 2006. He retired in 2009, after two shoulder operations, and decided this off-season to pursue a comeback.
The agent for Mulder, Brian Charles of Big League Management Co., said the deal included an invitation to
"One of the reasons he went with the Angels was the opportunity to compete for a spot in the starting rotation," Charles said.
An Angels spokesman declined to confirm the deal. If Mulder makes the team -- and if he reaches incentive and award bonuses -- the value of the deal could exceed $6 million.
If he does not make the team, Charles said, Mulder would be willing to consider opening the season in the minor leagues.
The Angels remain very interested in Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka. For now, their rotation consists of Jered Weaver,
The Angels also have starting pitching depth in Joe Blanton, deposed from the rotation last season, and former major leaguer
Mulder, the second overall pick in the 1998 draft, was a two-time All-Star and Cy Young runner-up during five years with the