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Doug Fister cleared to return from sore elbow this Saturday

Mar 19, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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Via Mark Zuckmeran of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider:

VIERA, Fla. — Three weeks removed from his first (and only) appearance in a Grapefruit League this spring, Doug Fister is ready to face big-league hitters again.

Fister, out since March 2 with elbow inflammation, is scheduled start Saturday against the Marlins, Nationals manager Matt Williams said.

Fister threw two-plus innings in a minor league game on Monday and experienced no discomfort in his shoulder.

He is scheduled to go three innings (or 45 pitches — whichever comes first) in his return to Grapefruit League action on Saturday afternoon versus the Marlins and the hope is that he won’t have to miss a single turn in the Nationals’ regular-season starting rotation.

Fister was acquired from the Tigers this winter infielder Steve Lombardozzi and left-handers Robbie Ray and Ian Krol. The 30-year-old right-hander had a steady 3.67 ERA in 208 2/3 innings last season with Detroit.

  1. kcroyal - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Doug Fister used to make side cash early in his career doing porn. His porn name was “Doug Fister”

    • frank433 - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:33 PM

      No, he went by “Dog Fister”.

      • chacochicken - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:52 PM

        Don’t be ridiculous. His name was Randy Johnson.

  2. baseballfan01 - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Fister? I hardly know her.

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

      No. Not funny. Bad baseballfan.

  3. boogerhill - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Tigers Fister? Errr wrong!

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