Doug Fister SP WAS 1 Month

Doug Fister shut out the Giants over seven innings in Tuesday's 2-1 victory to earn his fifth straight victory.

Fister's season started a little over a month late, but he's made up for lost time. He struggled in his Nationals' debut against the A's on May 9, but hasn't allowed more than two runs in an outing since, and has walked only three batters in those six outings. He improves to 5-1 with a 2.68 ERA and 1.03 WHIP, numbers he'll take to St. Louis on Sunday.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

Doug Fister held the Phillies to two runs on four hits over seven innings in a 4-2 victory Thursday.

Fister struck out five and didn't walk anyone in another terrific effort. The right-hander allowed five runs in his first start back from the disabled list but hasn't given up more than two runs in his five outings since. Fister will try to keep the ball rolling next week against the Giants and Cardinals.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

Doug Fister pitched six innings of two-run ball to beat the Rangers on Saturday.

Since struggling in his Nationals debut against the A's on May 9, Fister is 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in four starts. There's no reason he can't be a top-15 fantasy starter the rest of the way.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

Doug Fister allowed one run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Fister was cruising until the sixth inning, when Josh Harrison led off with a home run and two more hitters reached base before Fister could record his second out. Even with the abbreviated outing, the win was Fister's second straight and his third consecutive strong start. The right-hander owns a 3.42 ERA and 1.14 WHIP through four starts this year. He'll match up with the Rangers in an interleague tilt with the Rangers on Saturday.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

Doug Fister picked up his first win as a member of the Nationals, allowing two runs over seven innings in Tuesday's 9-4 victory over the Reds.

Fister has back-to-back solid outings now. Against the Reds, the right-hander allowed six hits and a walk while striking out five. Fister now has a 13/1 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. He'll go for win number two in his next outing against the Pirates on the road.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

Doug Fister was much improved in his second start for the Nationals, allowing one run over seven innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks.

An Aaron Hill solo shot accounted for the only damage. Fister struck out six and walked none. He struggled against the A's last week in his first start back from the DL, but he seems good to go in fantasy leagues now.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

Nationals activated RHP Doug Fister from the 15-day disabled list.

Fister will make his Nationals debut on Friday, taking the hill against the Athletics in Oakland. It's likely that he'll be on some type of a pitch limit for his first start, so fantasy owners may want to let him shake off the rust before getting him into lineups.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals tried to sign Doug Fister to a long-term extension after trading for him over the offseason.

Kilgore says the talks "never gained traction" before Fister eventually signed a one-year, $7.2 million contract to avoid arbitration. The right-hander is under team control through the end of next season. It's not clear at this point when or if the two sides might rekindle talks. Fister will make his Nationals' debut on Friday.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Doug Fister will come off the disabled list to make his season debut on Friday against the Athletics in Oakland.

Jordan Zimmermann will take the hill for the Nationals on Monday, with Stephen Strasburg working on Wednesday. Matt Williams has not yet decided who will get the ball on Tuesday.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Saturday that he's considering pushing Doug Fister's (lat) season debut back to Friday.

Fister had been slated to get the ball Wednesday, but the Nats are considering keeping Stephen Strasburg on regular rest that day after he threw just 83 pitches in his last outing. "We might have to make a little bit of an adjustment there," Williams said. "We're still working that out. We're always looking for extra for guys. But the fact that [Strasburg] only threw 80-something pitches may dictate that he get pushed. We'll make that determination."