Today, the Los Angeles Angels added right-handed starter Doug Fister, which will most likely be a one-year deal. The deal was first reported by SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo.
The 33-year-old pitcher took a while to sign, which I still do not know why, as he is a solid back end of the rotation arm with experience.
In addition to his experience, he owns a 77-76 win-loss record and a 3.60 career ERA in 1,266 innings thrown. Fister’s career really took off from when he was acquired by the Tigers in a trade with the Mariners back in 2011. Since 2011 through 2014, he recorded 51 wins and only 38 losses and in the ballpark of anywhere of a high two ERA or low three ERA.
Finally, he will start his 2017 season down in the minors to get some work under his belt, but when he is ready, expect Fister to contribute to the Angels rotation and force Jesse Chavez to the bullpen. That is my prediction, but also if Fister pitches well, he might be a nice selling piece at the deadline.