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  1. Doug Fister plays catch for first time since lat strain

    Apr 6, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Finally a dose of positive news for the Nationals. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, right-hander Doug Fister played catch Sunday for the first time since suffering a lat strain on March 27.

  2. Nationals place Scott Hairston on disabled list

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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    The Nationals made a roster change before Sunday’s series-finale against the Braves, placing Scott Hairston on the disabled list and recalling Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse.

  3. Doug Fister expected to resume throwing Thursday

    Apr 2, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT

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    According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Doug Fister is expected to resume throwing on Thursday — first with light tosses from 60 feet on flat ground before eventually moving on to bullpen sessions. He is on his way back from lat and elbow injuries.

  4. 2014 Preview: Detroit Tigers

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Detroit Tigers. The Big Question: Are the Tigers still the clear favorites in the AL Central? Detroit has won…

  5. Doug Fister will begin the season on the disabled list

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    Nationals right-hander Doug Fister dealt with elbow problems early in spring training and then, just when he was over them and getting ready to start the season healthy, he suffered a strained lat muscle in yesterday’s game. William Ladson of MLB.com reports that Fister will be placed on the disabled list to begin the season,…

  6. Doug Fister leaves game with a lat strain

    Mar 27, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    Doug Fister‘s spring has been a mess. It just got messier: Doug Fister left a minor league start after one inning with a lat strain. Williams didn’t rule him out, but little chance he makes 1st start — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 27, 2014 He was pitching in a minor league game because he’s behind…

  7. The Tigers acquire Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles for Steve Lombardozzi

    Mar 24, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

    Alex Gonzalez

    This is interesting. I mean, beyond that it shows that, yes, Alex Gonzalez is still playing baseball: Orioles have traded Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) March 24, 2014   What’s more, Connolly reports that the Tigers traded utilityman Steve Lombardozzi for him. Which is kinda nuts considering Lombardozzi was a…

  8. Stephen Strasburg gets Opening Day start for Nationals

    Mar 20, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    For the third straight season the Nationals have turned to Stephen Strasburg as their Opening Day starter, choosing him over Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann. “He’s earned it,” rookie manager Matt Williams told Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, noting that he also gave serious consideration to Zimmermann. Last season Strasburg threw 183 innings with a 3.00…

  9. 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.…

  10. Justin Verlander, not Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, will start Opening Day for the Tigers

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Max Scherzer is the reigning American League Cy Young winner, but he won’t be starting for the Tigers until the second game of the season. Rookie manager Brad Ausmus has decided on Justin Verlander as the Opening Day starter. No surprise, really. As great as Scherzer was last season–going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and…

  11. Doug Fister could pitch in a minor league game on Sunday

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    The Nationals’ acquisition of Doug Fister from the Tigers was viewed as a huge coup over the winter, but the right-hander showed up in camp in February complaining of elbow soreness. He has made only one Grapefruit League appearance to date — a two-inning stint against the Marlins on March 2. Per James Wagner of…

  12. Doug Fister felt tightness in his elbow after throwing

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    Doug Fister isn’t out of the woods yet with his inflamed elbow, as the Nationals right-hander felt soreness after playing catch this morning for the third straight day. James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that Fister is still tentatively scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday and the Nationals are hoping that it’s just…

  13. Doug Fister’s elbow is feeling better

    Mar 11, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    A little sigh of relief from Nationals camp, where right-hander Doug Fister was able to play catch this morning without any issues after previously being sidelined by elbow soreness. Fister first complained of soreness in early February and James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that he’s “been treated with anti-inflammatory medicine, ice and rest.”…

  14. Dombroski: Tigers aren’t interested in trading Rick Porcello

    Mar 9, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Refuting recent reports that the Tigers were taking offers on starter Rick Porcello, GM Dave Dombroski told the media that the team isn’t interested in trading any starting pitching and hasn’t fielded any offers on their pitching, per Tony Paul of the Detroit News. Porcello has been the subject of trade rumors for a while…

  15. Doug Fister not concerned about elbow inflammation

    Mar 8, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    Doug Fister gave the Nationals and their fans a bit of a scare yesterday when he was scratched from a Grapefruit League start due to a sore elbow, but an MRI showed that he’s only dealing with inflammation. Fister told Andrew Simon of MLB.com today that he’s not worried about the situation. “It’s typical inflammation,…

  16. Doug Fister has a sore elbow

    Mar 7, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    A whole lot of people said a whole lot of good things about the Nationals’ trade to acquire Doug Fister from the Tigers, but now there’s this: Fister was scratched from today’s scheduled start and sent for an MRI exam after complaining of elbow soreness. No structural damage was found during the MRI exam and…

  17. 2014 Preview: Washington Nationals

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Washington Nationals. The Big Question: Can the Nationals reclaim their throne atop the NL East? The Nationals were everybody’s…

  18. Ranking the rotations: 2014 edition

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    I’ll be dipping into my Rotoworld player projections from time to time for HBT posts. Here’s the first of this year: my ranking of each five-man rotation as we head into 2014. Before actually posting my 1-30, I’ll start with my raw ERA rankings by league. A couple of qualifications: I’m only using the top…

  19. Nationals and Doug Fister agree to deal to avoid arbitration

    Feb 1, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

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    The Nationals announced this morning that they have reached an agreement with Doug Fister to avoid arbitration. No word yet on the exact terms of the deal. Fister, who was acquired from the Tigers in December, requested $8.5 million and was offered $5.75 million from the Nationals when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month.…

  20. Ranking the best 1-2 rotation punches in baseball

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…

  21. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  22. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  23. Max Scherzer is “in play” on the trade market. WHAT?

    Dec 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan has something that makes no sense to me: Sources: AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer “definitely in play” in trade talks. Nothing imminent, but teams know he can be had. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2013   The presumed reason why Prince Fielder and Doug Fister were traded was so the Tigers…

  24. Nationals shopping infielder Danny Espinosa

    Dec 9, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Danny Espinosa AP

    Danny Espinosa lost his starting second base job to Anthony Rendon this past season and now he could be on the move. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Nationals are listening to offers on the 26-year-old infielder. Espinosa attempted to play through wrist and shoulder injuries in 2013 while batting just .158/.193/.272 with…

  25. Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: It’s done. The Nationals just announced that prospect left-hander Robbie Ray will also be sent to Detroit. So it’s Fister for Ray, Krol, and Lombardozzi. Interesting. Ray has really improved his stock as a prospect over the past year, but it’s surprising that the Nationals were able to acquire Fister without giving up a…

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