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Doug Fister on track to make Nationals debut May 7

Apr 29, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

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Doug Fister delivered four scoreless innings in his minor league rehab debut Sunday afternoon with High-A Potomac and Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday night that the right-hander is on track to join Washington’s starting rotation after just one more rehab outing.

That sets up Fister’s debut in a Nationals uniform, according to beat writer Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, for May 7 against the Dodgers.

Fister was bothered this spring by right elbow inflammation and then suffered a lat strain a week before Opening Day. The Nationals acquired him via trade this offseason from the Tigers after he posted an impressive 3.67 ERA and 157 strikeouts across 208 2/3 innings in 2013 for Detroit.

Taylor Jordan has already been optioned to Triple-A by the Nationals to open a rotation spot.

  1. Kevin S. - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Dog Fister. #obligatory

    • ptfu - Apr 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      Every dog has his day. Fister’s apparently will be May 7.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Dog Fister on Crack?

    You better fix that typo fast.

  3. bostonfrogs - Apr 30, 2014 at 4:15 AM

    Man, I’m glad the Tigers traded Doug Fister. Sure, it didn’t help them sign Scherzer, and maybe they did trade Lombardozzi before he’d even unpacked his bags at the Corktown Inn, but actually keeping and playing the best #4 starter in baseball? Pfft. Like Robert Stack said in “Airplane”: “No…that’s just what they’ll be expecting us to do.”

  4. Doc - May 1, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Good we’ll have a few days after Robbie Ray’s start with the Tigers to analyze both performances.

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