Doug Fister
SP BOS
2 days ago

Fister (0-1) allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks over six innings Sunday against the Angels. He struck out six and took the loss.

EDGE Analysis

Fister was strong in his debut for the Red Sox, but Boston's lack of run production left him on the losing side. Despite that, he made a positive first impression, keeping the Angels off the board in every inning but the second, when they put up three runs on him. For his first start in the majors this season, though, it has to be considered a successful outing.

Doug Fister
SP BOS
4 days ago

Fister will get his first start with Boston on Sunday against the Angels, Ryan Hannable of WEEI reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fister is set to join the team Saturday morning and make his first start against the team that released him just two days ago. The right-hander has not pitched in a major-league game yet this season, but has collected two wins over the course of three starts in the minors. Although his last start was a little rocky, he has tossed 15 innings overall in the past month, posting a 4.20 ERA with 10 strikeouts and five walks allowed. During his time with Houston last year, he accumulated a 4.64 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 32 starts, and the 33-year-old will try to prove he still has something left in the tank against his former team this weekend.

Doug Fister
SP BOS
4 days ago

Fister was claimed off release waivers by the Red Sox on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fister, who was granted his release by the Angels on Wednesday, has been toiling away with Triple-A Salt Lake this season, but could be called upon to aid an injury-riddled Boston rotation. The veteran right-hander hasn't pitched in the big leagues since last season, when he compiled a 4.64 ERA over 32 starts with the Astros, yet has consistently demonstrated the ability to work as a solid back-end starter. Regardless, Fister may find himself being used as organizational depth in the minors if there's no need for his arm on the big league roster.

Doug Fister
SP BOS
6 days ago

Fister was granted his unconditional release from the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander latched on with the Angels on a minor-league deal in May, but he decided to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract after failing to make the big-league roster to this point. In three starts for Triple-A Salt Lake, Fister amassed a 4.02 ERA and a 10:5 K:BB in 15.2 innings pitched and stretched out to 89 pitches during one of his outings with the Bees. Now that he's back to full health, his vast major-league experience could make him an attractive free agent target for teams in need of a back-end starter.

Doug Fister
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Fister allowed one over 5.2 innings Sunday during a rehab start for Triple-A Salt Lake, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Registerreports.

EDGE Analysis

Fister threw 89 pitches Sunday, in what was his second rehab start since signing a deal with the Angels last month. In those two starts, he has allowed two runs over 10.2 innings. The right-hander's fastball velocity sat around 89-90 mph throughout the day, according to Fletcher.

Doug Fister
SP BOS
4 weeks ago

Fister is scheduled to pitch in his first game in extended spring training Thursday, The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fister, who was signed to a major-league deal with the Angels earlier in the month, is expected to toss four innings. The plan is for the 33-year-old to eventually head to Triple-A before joining the Angels' depleted rotation.

Doug Fister
SP BOS
1 month ago

Fister will start out in the minor leagues as he works up his pitch count, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels inked Fister to a major league deal earlier Thursday, but because the veteran hasn't pitched this season, he'll head down to the minors for the time being. It's unclear at this time how long Fister will need to stretch out, but once he's ready, he figures to join an injury-plagued Angels rotation.

Doug Fister
SP BOS
1 month ago

Fister signed a major-league contract with the Angels on Thursday, pending a physical, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fister originally seemed to be linked more with National League clubs, but the Angels ultimately won the right-hander's services. The financial terms of the deal haven't been disclosed yet. Fister most recently produced a 4.64 ERA with the Astros last season, which could help him land a rotation spot in an Angels' rotation that is decimated by injuries at the moment.

Doug Fister
SP BOS
2 months ago

Fister is close to signing, likely with a National League team, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

EDGE Analysis

He says he has had offers from American League teams, but understandably would prefer to pitch in the Senior Circuit. Fister started 32 games for the Astros last season, posting a 4.64 ERA and a 14.8 percent strikeout rate, which ranked fourth worst among qualified starters. He would likely serve as a fifth starter or a swing man, and his value would be heavily dependent on where he signs.

Doug Fister
SP BOS
3 months ago

The Mets expressed interest in signing Fister, but he's insisting on a major-league deal, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

New York appeared interested in Fister for organizational depth, but the right-hander's reluctance says the Mets didn't have a guaranteed job in mind for him. He may be worth a fantasy pickup if he does find a significant role, but his shaky skills make even that plan a tenuous forecast.