Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that free agent pitcher Doug Fister is close to signing with an unknown team. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that, contrary to a lot of recent speculation, it is not the New York Mets.
Heyman says the Angels are a contender, but that an NL club is more likely. No idea on what sort of deal Fister might fetch.
Fister last pitched for Houston. Last season he posted a career-worst 4.64 ERA over 180.1 innings with the club. Woof.