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Fister (5-7) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to capture the win in Sunday's victory over the Marlins.

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Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister will move to the bullpen when Stephen Strasburg returns from his oblique injury Saturday against the Colorado Rockies, according to the Washington Post. Strasburg struck out 11 in 5.2 innings during his last rehab appearance, clearing the way for his return. The Nationals chose to keep rookie Joe Ross in the rotation over Fister, as Ross has a 3.00 ERA and 0.92 WHIP over 39.0 innings, striking out 40 while walking only four. Meanwhile, Fister is in the midst of his worst career season, posting a 4-7 record and 4.60 ERA over 86.0 innings, while striking out 48 and allowing opposing batters to hit .337. Fister's season-long struggle has seemingly come out of nowhere, as he had a 16-6 record last year with a 2.41 ERA, and had turned in four straight seasons with a sub-4.00 ERA.

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Fister pitched well in a no-decision Monday, allowing two runsone earnedin six innings against the Reds.

Fister struck out just two in the start, but limited the damage by issuing only one walk. Fister has been plagued by injury much of the season, resulting in an uncharacteristic 4.08 ERA with one start to go before the All-Star break. He'll take on the Orioles this weekend.

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Fister (3-4) allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings Wednesday against the Braves.

After shutting out the Braves in his most recent start, Fister gave up four runs and picked up his third loss in four starts. The Braves beat Washington for the first time since the opening game of the season series on April 27 -- also against Fister. The 31-year-old's next start is scheduled for Monday against Cincinnati.

Doug Fister SP WSH 2 months ago

Fister (3-3) pitched seven scoreless innings against the Braves on Thursday, giving up four hits and one walk while striking out four.

Fister's seven scoreless innings added to Washington's 41.1 consecutive scoreless innings by a Washington starter over its past six games, all Nationals victories. In just his second start since a stint on the disabled list caused by right forearm tightness, Fister came on and pitched seven innings, his longest outing of the season. He'll look to have a repeat performance in his next scheduled start Monday when he faces off again against the the Braves.

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Fister (2-3) struggled in his first start back from the disabled list Thursday, giving up five runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings against Tampa Bay.

The control was there, as he didn't walk anyone, and as usual, Fister didn't miss many bats (three strikeouts). He'd been inconsistent at best prior to landing on the DL in mid-May, making last season's fluky 2.41 ERA look like even more of an outlier. That said, it's strange for a pitcher like Fister to fall off a cliff this suddenly, so he's probably got a bounceback in him. He'll try to do just that Wednesday against Atlanta.

Doug Fister SP WSH 2 months ago

Fister (forearm) was officially activated from the disabled list Thursday and will start against the Rays.

Fister has been sidelined since mid-May with the forearm issue, but will finally rejoin the rotation Thursday. The move will initially move Joe Ross back a day, as Tanner Roark will go on the disabled list, but Fister will remain a fixture of the Nationals rotation regardless of how the rest shakes out.

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Fister (forearm) will return to the rotation Thursday against the Rays, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

After throwing a bullpen session without issue Monday, Fister will be reinserted into the rotation Thursday, taking the spot of rookie Joe Ross. Fister, who has not pitched since May 14, is 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in seven starts (39.2 innings) this season.

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Fister (forearm) emerged from Monday's bullpen session feeling fine and said he feels ready to rejoin the rotation this week, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

A return now appears imminent, as Fister has worked through his rehab appearances and bullpen sessions without issue. While the Nats are yet to announce when he'll rejoin the rotation, it could be as early as Thursday when rookie Joe Ross, whose spot Fister is expected to take, is slated to take the hill.

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Fister (forearm) will throw a bullpen session before the Nationals determine if he's ready to be activated from the DL, Brandon Curry of MLB.com reports. "He's back in D.C. [Saturday], doing some throwing. We'll get him through a bullpen [session] and see where he's at," manager Matt Williams said.

Assuming all goes well, Fister will likely replace rookie Joe Ross in the rotation and get back on the mound Thursday.