5 years ago

Doug Fister has been named the Tigers' starter for their home opener on April 5 against the Yankees.

Tigers skipper Jim Leyland announced the rest of his rotation as well, with Justin Verlander being followed by Anibal Sanchez, Rick Porcello, Fister and Max Scherzer. Fister posted a solid 3.45 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 137/37 K/BB ratios over 161 2/3 innings in 2012, and represents a very capable middle of the rotation arm in mixed leagues.