Angels reportedly have deal with Fister

Angels reportedly have deal with Fister

NEW YORK -- The Angels have agreed to a Major League contract with veteran right-hander Doug Fister, according to a report from Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The club has not confirmed the signing.

The deal, which is pending a physical, should help bolster an Angels rotation that is currently without right-hander Garrett Richards and left-hander Tyler Skaggs.

Fister, 33, posted a 4.64 ERA over 180 1/3 innings for the Astros in 2016. Fister -- who has also pitched for the Mariners, the Tigers and the Nationals -- has a 3.60 career ERA over eight Major League seasons.

General manager Billy Eppler did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on the transaction.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.