Angels Sign Doug Fister, Braves Sign James Loney

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed right-handed starter Doug Fister according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.

It’s a Major League deal, what Fister had been looking for this entire offseason and into the season.

Fister, 33, went 12-13 with a 4.64 ERA, 1.43 WHIP in 32 starts over 180.1 innings last year for the Houston Astros. He also posted a 4.75 FIP, the worst since his first major league season in 2009 with the Seattle Mariners.

The Mets attended the showcase for Fister earlier this month and showed interest in signing the starter, but ultimately decided on an option in Tommy Milone who had been already pitching this year.

In eight big league seasons, Fister has a 77-76 record with a 3.60 ERA and 6.0 K/9.

With the news of Freddie Freeman out approximately 10 weeks with a fractured wrist, the Atlanta Braves have signed former Mets first baseman James Loney.

Loney, 33, was released earlier this month by the Detroit Tigers after hitting only .229/.387/.250 in 16 games for Triple-A Toledo.

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