Fister will start out in the minor leagues as he builds up his pitch count, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

The Angels inked Fister to a major-league deal earlier Thursday, but because the veteran hasn't pitched this season, he'll head down to the minors for the time being. It's unclear at this time how long Fister will need to stretch out, but once he's ready, he figures to join an injury-plagued Angels rotation.

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