Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:04:54 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (elbow) was scratched from his start Friday, March 7, due to right elbow inflammation. His MRI was clean, and the team isn't very worried at this point.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 08:12:00 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal worth $7.2 million. The deal includes $100,000 in incentives based on innings pitched.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:06:42 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Tyler Clippard and SP Doug Fister are expected to take the team to arbitration, although general manager Mike Rizzo is hopeful of getting a deal done before a hearing is scheduled in February. Clippard is asking for $6.35 million, with the team looking to pay $4.45 million. Fister, who was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in December, seeks $8.5 million, while the team countered with $5.5 million.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:49:47 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister is asking for $8.5 million in arbitration, while the Nationals are countering with $5.75 million.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:20:25 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) was throwing 94-96 mph during the instructional league during his rehab, and he feels great about his health heading into spring training next year. However, he'll have to compete for a rotation spot after the team added SP Doug Fister in a trade. SPs Taylor Jordan, Tanner Roark, Ross Ohlendorf, Nathan Karns and Sammy Solis are other options to compete with Detwiler. He could also serve as a lefty reliever out of the bullpen.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:55:20 -0800
The Detroit Tigers traded SP Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals Monday, Dec. 2, in exchange for 2B Steve Lombardozzi, SP Ian Krol and P Robbie Ray. SP Drew Smyly will move into the rotation in Detroit to replace Fister. Ray is expected to start next year in the minor leagues. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said dealing Fister had nothing to do with the hopes that they can sign SP Max Scherzer to a long-term contract before he becomes a free agent. Lombardozzi will serve as a utility infielder for the Tigers.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:54:57 -0800
The Washington Nationals acquired SP Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers Monday, Dec. 2. It's unknown what the Tigers received in return.
Fantasy Tip: The departure of Fister allows Drew Smyly to slide into the starting rotation in Detroit. He'll be a decent late-round option to solidify your fantasy rotation.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:48:03 -0800
The Detroit Tigers are gauging trade interest in SP Doug Fister as another way to clear a rotation spot for SP Drew Smyly next season.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:51:28 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said it is unlikely that SP Doug Fister will get used in long relief in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. If the ALCS is extended to a seventh game, this is a more likely scenario.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:06:48 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said SP Anibal Sanchez will start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Oct. 12, followed by SPs Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Doug Fister.