60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
2 months ago

Fister (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fister, who has been sidelined since June 10 with a strained right knee, was recently shut down after it was determined that he would be unlikely to pitch again this season. He'll continue rehabbing at home as he looks to get back to full health ahead of spring training next year. The 34-year-old posted a 4.50 ERA across 12 starts (66 inning) with the Rangers before injuring himself.

60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
4 months ago

The Rangers transferred Fister (knee) to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The extent of the strained right knee Fister suffered during his June 8 outing still isn't fully known, but the Rangers evidently determined that the injury was serious enough to sideline him for at least two months. In addition to depleting Texas' already porous rotation, Fister's injury likely closes the door on the Rangers selling him to a contending club at the July 31 trade deadline. With Fister joining Martin Perez (elbow) on the 60-day DL, newly promoted starters Yohander Mendez and Yovani Gallardo should both have the opportunity to make multiple turns through the rotation for the big club.

60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
4 months ago

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that Fister (knee), who was placed on the disabled list Sunday, would be sidelined for longer than the minimum 10 days, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fister has already spent time on the DL this season due to a hip issue, so the Rangers will let the right-hander take some time off to recover while he battles another lower-body injury. Thanks to a pair of off days during the upcoming week, the Rangers won't require a replacement for Fister in the rotation until June 19 against the Royals, so look for the team to get by with a four-man rotation for the time being.

60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
4 months ago

Fister was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a strained right knee.

EDGE Analysis

Fister was diagnosed with the injury after he was sent in for an MRI following his five-inning start in the series opener Friday against the Astros. Due to upcoming team off days Monday and Thursday, the Rangers would be able to get by without a fifth starter until June 19, at which point Fister would be eligible to return from the DL. The Rangers will presumably wait and see if Fister is ready to resume a throwing program within the next few days before determining whether or not they'll need to add another to the mix temporarily.

60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
4 months ago

The Rangers are still waiting on the results of a magnetic resonance imaging exam on Fister's right knee, Adam Grosbard of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Jeff Banister spoke with Fister on Saturday and said the right-hander was "not feeling great." The Rangers have some time before making a decision, as Fister is not scheduled to pitch again until Friday against Colorado.

60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
4 months ago

Fister's outing against the Astros on Friday was cut short by an apparent injury.

EDGE Analysis

Fister was lifted from the game after throwing one pitch in the sixth inning, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports. The extent of his injury is unclear, but more news on his status should surface shortly after the game.

60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
4 months ago

Fister (1-6) allowed three earned runs on four hits and no walks while striking out one across six innings to take the loss Sunday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Fister engaged in a pitchers' duel with Tyler Skaggs but didn't get any run support. As a result, he took his second consecutive loss, despite recording quality starts on both occasions. He continued his season-long trend of inducing very few strikeouts and instead relying on generating soft contact to get outs. That approach limits his fantasy value even though he has posted a respectable 4.13 ERA through 11 starts this season.

60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
5 months ago

Fister (1-5) allowed two runs on a walk and six hits with two strikeouts through six innings but still took the loss Monday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Fister managed a strong start despite inducing just one swinging strikes thanks to 13 groundballs. It's a fine strategy when Fister on his game, but when he's even slightly off, opponents have hammered him. Foster has failed to complete the fifth inning three and has allowed five, six and eight runs in starts on separate occasions this season. In the current homer-heavy environment, the margin for error for pitchers like Fister is tiny, so unfortunately, it's hard to count on consistency from him.

60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
5 months ago

Fister will start Thursday's game against the White Sox since Cole Hamels was scratched with neck stiffness.

EDGE Analysis

Fister will go on normal rest after pitching Saturday in Houston. Over seven starts this season, Fister has logged a 4.06 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with a 29:15 K:BB across 37.2 innings.

60DDoug Fister
SP TEX
5 months ago

Fister (1-4) took the loss against the Astros on Saturday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks over 6.1 innings while striking out four.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran threw only 53 of 96 pitches for strikes and got hit hard when he was getting the ball over the plate, serving up homers to Brian McCann and Evan Gattis, but he was still able to deliver his second quality start of the season. Fister will look for a better result, or at least more run support, in his next outing Friday on the road against the White Sox.