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Doug Fister slated to make first rehab start Wednesday

Apr 29, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

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From CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler comes word that Tigers right-hander Doug Fister has been cleared to make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday evening with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.

Fister has been on the disabled list since the first week of the regular season due to a costochondral (rib cage) strain that he suffered in the middle of his 2012 debut. He’s been playing catch for more than a week and made it through a full bullpen session Saturday without feeling any lingering discomfort.

Fister could rejoin the Tigers’ starting rotation after just one minor league start if everything goes well.

The 28-year-old right-hander has a 0.00 ERA through 3 2/3 innings this year after finishing with a stellar 2.83 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 146/37 K/BB ratio in 216 1/3 frames last season between Detroit and Seattle.

  1. youjivinmeturkey - Apr 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM


  2. nflfollower - Apr 29, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    We need him back desperately right now.

    • henryd3rd - Apr 29, 2012 at 3:52 PM

      Pitching hasn’t been the Tigers problem. It’s been their hitting which has been lacking

      • philliesblow - Apr 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM

        Pitching hasn’t been the Tigers problem? Have you seen the starter’s ERA’s? Scherzer: 7.77, Porcello: 6.45, Wilk: 8.18. JV is still JV and Smyly has been great so far, but the Tigers need better from the rest of the rotation. Below’s been great from the pen. If he does well at KC and Fister comes back healthy, I see a tune up trip to Toledo for Porcello or Scherzer.

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