Doug Fister gave the Nationals and their fans a bit of a scare yesterday when he was scratched from a Grapefruit League start due to a sore elbow, but an MRI showed that he’s only dealing with inflammation. Fister told Andrew Simon of MLB.com today that he’s not worried about the situation. “It’s typical inflammation, so we’re treating it day by day,” he said in a brief meeting with reporters. Fister has been icing the elbow and going through other regular usual anti-inflammatory treatments, according to manager Matt Williams, who reiterated that an MRI showed there are “no structural issues.” While the issue sounds minor, there’s no timetable for Fister to throw a bullpen session or return to game action. The Nationals will simply see how the elbow responds to treatment.
Doug Fister not concerned about elbow inflammation
Hardball Talk | Mar 8