Angel fans got a first hand look at Doug Fister Sunday, but not the way they were expecting to. Fister was signed by the Angels last month and was sent to the minors. However, the team failed to call him up by the June 21st deadline Fister had in his contract so he was given his outright released and was immediately claimed by the Boston Red Sox who sent him out Sunday to pitch against the Angels
Fister pitched decently well going six innings allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out four. Fister was 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP in three starts for Salt Lake. The Angels felt that rookie Parker Bridwell had more of an upside than Fister and Bridwell rewarded them with two stellar outings this week against the Yankees.