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Mark Mulder will attempt his comeback with the Angels

Jan 1, 2014, 7:22 PM EDT

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Making official what was speculated about last week the Angels have signed Mark Mulder to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com.

Mulder hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2008 and hasn’t been healthy and effective in the majors since 2005, so he’s certainly a long shot at age 36.

Giants general manager Brian Sabean indicated to reporters last month that Mulder was seeking a major-league contract and 40-man roster spot, but that always seemed highly unlikely and sure enough he’ll have to compete for a gig with the Angels.

Mulder was reportedly throwing in the low-90s during a recent tryout for teams.

  1. banksatdixie - Jan 1, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Pretty stoked to see Mulder in Salt Lake City all season!

  2. brucewayne3561 - Jan 1, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Gotta be just as good as Blanton & Williams & probably Vargas was for them too! LoL! Good Luck M.M.!

  3. markofapro - Jan 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    We built a zoo!

    • 1981titan - Jan 1, 2014 at 9:51 PM

      We’ve had a zoo for a few years now. OK maybe we had a circus and have now built a zoo.

  4. jrocknstuff - Jan 1, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Considering they only have 2 MLB caliber pitchers and have about $2 billion tied up in Hamilton and Pujols over the next half century, Mulder may be one of their only viable options.

    • jhorton83 - Jan 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM

      It’s not $2 billion. Don’t be ridiculous. It’s $1.72 billion.

  5. straightouttavtown - Jan 1, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Good now sign Barry Zito next!

    • brianc6234 - Jan 1, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      The Giants re-signed Zito so how can the Angels sign him?

      • asimonetti88 - Jan 2, 2014 at 12:22 AM

        Because the Giants didn’t sign Zito.

  6. andreweac - Jan 2, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    Mulder loved watched highlights of the best player in baseball in the WWL Baseball Tonight set apparently.

  7. canucks30 - Jan 2, 2014 at 5:12 AM

    The truth is out there

  8. nymets4ever - Jan 2, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    RIP James “Uncle Phil” Avery

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