Doug Fister RUMORS & NEWS

  • Astros sign Fister to 1-year deal

    The Score "The Houston Astros finally landed their highly coveted middle-of-the-rotation arm after agreeing to a one-year deal with right-hander Doug Fister on Thursday. Fister had been said to be contemplating offers from a number of teams and was seeking a two-year deal worth close to $22 million." January 28

  • Free Agent Doug Fister Interested In Two-Year Deal

    Baseball Essential "Mid-tier free agent starter Doug Fister and his representatives are seeking a two-year deal in the $22 million range according to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The fact that Fister hasn’t signed a contract yet is quite surprising when you consider the fact that Scott Kazmir has already..." January 16

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Free agent Doug Fister's reps are seeking a 2-year deal in $22M range, says MLB source. Potential bounce-back candidate.

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Source: Doug Fister said to have offers of 1 and 2 years from multiple teams.

  • Doug Fister Has Received One- And Two-Year Offers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Doug Fister is one of many intriguing names still available on the free-agent market, and according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the right-hander has received offers of one and two years in length from multiple clubs (Twitter link). To this point, it’s been a quiet offseason in terms of rumors..." January 04

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Phillies are looking at doug fister. Good buy-low candidate. Philly also needs veteran for rotation.

  • Doug Fister: ‘I still think I have a starting role somewhere’

    Washington Post "Last week, Jordan Zimmermann made what was likely his final start at Nationals Park, one in which he did not get the chance to walk off the field like some hoped he would, an unceremonious end to a storied tenure. But the Nationals have another starting pitcher likely leaving for free agency, one..." October 01

  • Blue Jays Interested In Doug Fister

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays are a long way from focusing on offseason plans just yet, though the club “will make a play for” free agent righty Doug Fister this winter, Sportsnet’s Jeff Blair reports. This wouldn’t be the first time that GM Alex Anthopoulos has shown interest in Fister, as the Jays explored a..." September 30

  • Doug Fister accepts move to Nats' bullpen: 'I'll be ready'

    CSN Washington "One day after being moved to the bullpen for the first time in his accomplished seven-year MLB career, Doug Fister addressed the media to discuss the transition. Fister has accepted the move, but it was not easy, as one could understand. "It's not the most fun message to go across. But..." August 08

  • Nats move Doug Fister to bullpen, keep rookie Joe Ross in rotation

    CSN Washington "He was the Nationals' most consistent pitcher last season and their only starter to win a playoff game, but 7-year veteran Doug Fister will now move to the bullpen. Manager Matt Williams made the announcement after Thursday's game, saying that rookie Joe Ross will remain in the rotation when..." August 07

  • Arm healthy and mind clear, Fister ready to return

    CSN Washington "Competitor that he is, Doug Fister never wants to admit he's not physically fit to pitch. But it was the realization and then acceptance of that fact five weeks ago that put Fister into the position he is today: Ready to rejoin the Nationals rotation, ready to be the contributor he expected to be..." June 18

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    Dan Kolko @masnKolko

    Doug Fister (flexor strain) threw a 40-pitch bullpen today. Used all his pitches. Came out of it feeling really good, per MW.

  • Nationals recall RHP A.J. Cole, place RHP Doug Fister on DL "The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Doug Fister on the 15-day Disabled List with right forearm tightness on Friday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cole,..." May 16

  • No extension talks between Doug Fister, Nationals since spring

    Washington Post "After the Nationals traded for Doug Fister last winter, the team approached him and his agent about a long-term contract extension. The Nationals made an offer but the sides couldn’t agree on the terms. And, according to a person familiar with the situation, there has been no progress since, and..." November 29

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Veteran #Nats pitcher Doug Fister, who like Zimmermann also is eligible for free agency in 1 year, also is available if a deal makes sense

  • Doug Fister has the right stuff as Nationals edge Giants, 2-1, for ninth win in 11 games

    Washington Post "Jayson Werth walked down the tunnel from the visitors’ dugout and up the staircase to the Washington Nationals clubhouse. Still in full uniform, he peeled to the right to sign an autograph rather than heading into the open door. “Come on J-Dub!” a voice bellowed from inside. “We're waiting for..." June 11

  • Doug Fister set to return from injury and make Nationals debut

    Washington Post "Last week in Houston, as Washington Nationals players poured out of the visitors’ dugout to celebrate a victory over the Astros, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister bolted ahead of their teammates, like two kids playing tag. Fister caught Gonzalez and wrapped him in a headlock. Gonzalez wanted to return..." May 10

  • Moore optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, paving way for Fister

    CSN Washington "The Nationals optioned Tyler Moore to Triple-A Syracuse after Wednesday's win over the Dodgers, paving the way for Doug Fister's season debut on Friday. Moore was called up on April 6 when outfielder Scott Hairston landed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. In 18 games Moore hit..." May 08

  • The Nationals tried to extend Doug Fister this winter

    Washington Post "Friday night in Oakland, Doug Fister will throw the first pitch of his Nationals career. If the Nationals had their preference, it would be the start of a relationship that lasts years into the future. After they acquired Fister this winter from the Detroit Tigers, the Nationals approached..." May 06

  • Doug Fister on track to make Nationals debut May 7

    Hardball Talk "Doug Fister delivered four scoreless innings in his minor league rehab debut Sunday afternoon with High-A Potomac and Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday night that the right-hander is on track to join Washington’s starting rotation after just one more rehab..." April 30

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    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    Matt Williams mentions May 7 as possible debut for Doug Fister. Had been logical day since rehab started.

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    Chase Hughes @chasehughesCSN

    Williams said Doug Fister threw a bullpen session today and will likely pitch four innings in a rehab start at Potomac on Sunday. #Nats

  • Tigers trade Doug Fister to Nationals for three players

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have traded right-hander Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players. The Tigers obtained infielder/outfielder Steve Lombardozzi, relief pitcher Ian Krol and minor-league pitcher Robbie Ray in return for Fister. Lombardozzi is a second baseman/left fielder..." December 03

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Nationals acquire Doug Fister from #Tigers.

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    Bobby Nightengale @nightengalejr

    Max Scherezer will start Game 1 for the #Tigers. He will be followed by Verlander Sanchez and Fister.

  • Doug Fister is on pace to hit a record number of batters in 2013

    CBS Sports "In the third inning of Sunday afternoon's game against the Royals, Tigers right-hander Doug Fister hit Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez with an up-and-in pitch. Perez took first base and was fine, but it was Fister's league-leading 14th hit batsman of the season. Ian Kennedy and Justin Masterson..." July 21

  • Fister is outstanding as Tigers win sixth straight over Astros 6-2

    Detroit News "With their success against Houston this season, the Tigers may be wondering why the Astros didn't move to the American League sooner. Prior to this season, the Tigers were 6-9 all-time against Houston but they are enjoying a dominant stretch, winning the first five, including a four-game sweep..." May 15

  • Fister, Cabrera carry Detroit Tigers to 6-2 victory over M's

    Michigan Live "Doug Fister provided the pitching, Miguel Cabrera the power. Thanks in part to those two, the Detroit Tigers are now all alone in first place. Fister pitched extremely well for seven innings and Miguel Cabrera homered and knocked in four runs Tuesday night as the Tigers earned a 6-2 victory..." April 17

  • Toronto 4, Detroit 2: Tigers' Doug Fister 'trying to get a feel' for his pitches

    Detroit Free Press "Doug Fister struck out five over the first three innings. He also gave up four earned runs in a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Fister left in the fourth inning after loading the bases with none out. Jose Bautista, who hit a two-run home run in the first..." March 10