Mike Pelfrey

Angels sign free-agent pitcher Doug Fister

Angels sign free-agent pitcher Doug Fister

The Angels agreed to terms on a major league contract with veteran right-hander Doug Fister on Thursday, according to a source who requested anonymity because the deal has not yet been certified with a physical examination.

Fister, 33, went unsigned over the offseason. He struggled to a 4.64 earned-run average over 32 starts for Houston in 2016. He logged a 3.38 ERA in the six preceding seasons.

It’s not known how much time he will require to build up stamina and rejoin a rotation.

Already this season, the Angels have lost two of their top starters, Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs, to injuries. They’re now regularly...

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