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Report: Angels the favorite to sign Mark Mulder

Dec 27, 2013, 6:23 PM EST

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that the Angels have emerged as the front runner to sign Mark Mulder. He writes that an incentive-laden deal could be reached soon.

Mulder is 36 years old and hasn’t pitched in the Majors since 2008 but is eager to make an attempt at a comeback. He tore his rotator cuff in 2006, forced to have surgery on his left shoulder in September. Mulder returned in September 2007 but still wasn’t right and went back under the knife for a second time in a second consecutive September. He made three appearances in late June and early July 2008 before landing on the DL again.

In his column posted on Sunday, Cafardo wrote that Mulder’s velocity was ranging from 88 to 92 MPH.

  1. tolan04 - Dec 27, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Are the angels trying to field a team to compete with a local nursing home?

  2. proudlycanadian - Dec 27, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Does this mean that they will not be in on Tanaka?

    • dirtyharry1971 - Dec 27, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      it means the jays are done signing players and are ready to field the same team that finished 26 games back last year again 2014!! Hell ya!! Gibbons should put his house up on the market now and get a head start

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 28, 2013 at 5:19 AM

        And a Happy New Year to you Harry. Hope that you had a Mary little Christmas and that your Yuletide was gay.

  3. markofapro - Dec 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Hope you have a good visit to Arlington this summer.

  4. km9000 - Dec 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    It gives the Angels some potential pitching depth, and they need whatever they can get. I don’t think they’re counting on him like they did Madson, so it sounds like it’ll be a inexpensive gamble at least.

  5. florida76 - Dec 28, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Not a surprise Mulder is leaving ESPN for this attempted comeback, it was painful listening to his analysis of the game. Mulder rarely said anything original, and either discovered he didn’t like broadcasting, or saw the handwriting on the wall at ESPN.

    • jhorton83 - Dec 28, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      Now if he could only convince Curt Schilling to also attempt a comeback so we don’t have to listen to that insufferable blowhard.

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