Nationals Journal: doug fister


Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Doug Fister pitches in extended spring training, could debut in roughly three weeks

If all goes well, Doug Fister could make his Nationals debut in the first week of May.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:15 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Rehab plans for Denard Span and Doug Fister

Denard Span could begin rehab games on Thursday and return to the Nationals as soon as Saturday.

By James Wagner  |  07:40 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Doug Fister throws 50 pitches in bullpen session

The right-handed starter uses all of his pitches for the first time since straining his lat muscle late in spring training.

By James Wagner  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Doug Fister throws bullpen session

The injured right hander threw 35 pitches in his first bullpen session since straining his right lat muscle.

By James Wagner  |  07:17 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Doug Fister pitches off flat ground

Doug Fister pitched off flat ground for the first time since he strained his lat in late March.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:39 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Doug Fister could resume playing catch Thursday, Erik Davis has Tommy John surgery

The right-handed starter said his strained right lat feels better after six days of rest.

By James Wagner  |  07:01 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/29/2014

Doug Fister lands on the disabled list; Tanner Roark, Taylor Jordan make the team

Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan will be in the team’s opening day rotation as a result.

By James Wagner  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Doug Fister shut down for five days with ‘minor’ lat strain

Doug Fister will be shut down for five after an MRI revealed a “minor” lat strain.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:27 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Doug Fister leaves with lat strain, doubtful for first Nationals start

Doug Fister left a minor league start with a lat strain and will almost certainly not be able to make his first start as a National as planned.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Doug Fister dominant, healthy in return

In his first major league game in 20 days, the Nationals starter breezed through 3 2/3 innings and looked ready for the season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:37 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Injuries, Rotation, Spring Training

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 03/22/2014

Doug Fister returns today

After dealing with elbow inflammation, the right-hander returns to facing big league hitters in a spring training game.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:05 AM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Doug Fister pleased with two innings in minor league game

The right-hander, who has been dealing with elbow inflammation, pitched a pain-free two innings.

By James Wagner  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/16/2014

Ryan Mattheus to face hitters for first time this spring

The right-handed reliever believes he has enough time to catch up after missing two weeks with a chest injury.

By James Wagner  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Doug Fister’s unclear timetable, and notes on Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond

If the right-handed starter feels fine on Saturday and Sunday, he could return to game action as soon as Sunday.

By James Wagner  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, doug fister, Ian Desmond, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Doug Fister’s bullpen session a ‘step in the right direction’ [UPDATED]

Doug Fister felt encouraged after his bullpen session, but he was not prepared to look too far ahead.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Doug Fister feels tightness after playing catch, Friday bullpen still scheduled

The right-hander is scheduled to throw a Friday bullpen session, his first since his elbow discomfort first appeared.

By James Wagner  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Doug Fister throws, says he’ll be ready to start the season

The Nationals’ starter, dealing with elbow inflammation, threw from flat ground on Wednesday and said he’d be ready to go when the games count.

By Barry Svrluga  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Nationals believe Doug Fister will be ready for first regular season start

After the starter played catch Tuesday morning, the Nationals think he will be able to take his first turn in the rotation.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:02 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Doug Fister feels fine after playing catch, and notes on Ryan Mattheus, Michael Gonzalez

The right-handed starter played catch on Tuesday morning for the first time since feeling tightness in his elbow.

By James Wagner  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Michael Gonzalez, Ryan Mattheus, Spring Training

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Doug Fister to play catch on Tuesday, and other notes

The right-handed starter who has been dealing with an inflamed elbow will resume throwing.

By James Wagner  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Michael Gonzalez, Ross Ohlendorf, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/09/2014

Doug Fister improving; Ryan Zimmerman takes more grounders at first

The right-handed starter’s inflammation is easing, but a timetable for his return is still unclear.

By James Wagner  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/08/2014

Nationals remain unconcerned about Doug Fister’s inflamed elbow

Manager Matt Williams again says the team is not concerned about the right-hander’s barking right elbow.

By James Wagner  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Doug Fister to rest with elbow inflammation

Tanner Roark will make replacement start Friday against the Houston Astros in Viera.

By James Wagner  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Doug Fister to make first Nationals start on Sunday -- and other notes

The towering right-hander will take the mound on Sunday in Viera against the Marlins.

By James Wagner  |  01:41 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Taylor Jordan to start Nationals’ Grapefruit League opener Friday

The right-hander competing for the fifth starter’s spot will start against the Mets in Port St. Lucie.

By James Wagner  |  07:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Gio Gonzalez, Injuries, Josh Johnson, rafael soriano, Rotation, Starting pitchers, Taylor Jordan

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Nationals’ pitchers had a hitting contest

To break up the monotony of spring training, Nationals coaches added a competitive element to pitchers practicing their bunting.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Pitchers, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Doug Fister stands out to Matt Williams, Bryce Harper cuts BP short, Ryan Zimmerman’s highlight play

Doug Fister is making a strong impression on Matt Willimas, and other notes from the Nationals’ workout

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:40 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 02/01/2014

Nationals, Doug Fister avoid arbitration

The Nationals agreed to terms with Doug Fister, leaving only Tyler Clippard among players they need to avoid arbitration with.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:37 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Doug Fister meets his new teammates

The Nationals new right-handed starter got to meet most of his new teammates recently.

By James Wagner  |  12:06 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo on roster moves, arbitration and extensions

“We like our bullpen. We like our core players. We certainly like the construction of this roster.“

By James Wagner  |  04:43 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, doug fister, mike rizzo, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/06/2013

How Doug Fister does it

Doug Fister excels with a sinker and a deceptive, unique approach based on his height and loads of groundballs.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Doug Fister excited to join the Nationals

The 29-year-old right-hander shares his thoughts on the trade, Washington and his pitching style.

By James Wagner  |  05:52 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Rizzo on the Doug Fister trade and the No. 5 rotation spot

The Nationals made Doug Fister their primary trade target early in winter. Also, Ross Detwiler will have to compete for a rotation spot.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013

The ripple effects of the Doug Fister trade

Breaking down several implications of the trade for Fister.

By James Wagner  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Nationals acquire Doug Fister for Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol, Robbie Ray

The Nationals bolstered their rotation with a major trade to acquire tall right-hander Doug Fister.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:13 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Washington Nationals