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58 Doug Fister SP
Height/Weight: 6-8/210 | Birthdate: 2/4/1984 | Birthplace: Merced, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Washington | College: Fresno State | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 95/74 | Average Draft Position: 141.66
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Doug Fister: 'I want to be a National'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister, who is entering his final year of arbitration, said he is not spoken to the team about a contract extension, per The Washington Post. Fister said he is also not getting caught up in trade rumors.

"I don’t wanna know stories or anything. I’m a pitcher for the Washington Nationals right now, and that’s the stance I always take," Fister said. "I’m a part of this group. I’m a part of this team, and that’s what I want to be. Until something else happens, until I’m told otherwise, that’s what I want to be and that’s where I am.

"There were always rumors, but I want to be taken by surprise because I want to expect that I’m going to be back here next year. That’s how I want to approach things, that’s how I want to take it. You take this jersey away from me, I don’t want to take it off. That’s how much I love each team that I play for. I want to be loyal to that team. I want to be a National."


Nationals tender contracts to 10 players


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Nationals announced they tendered contracts to the following arbitration-eligible players: Jerry Blevins, Tyler Clippard, Ross Detwiler, Danny Espinosa, Doug Fister, Jose Lobaton, Wilson Ramos, Craig Stammen, Drew Storen and Stephen Strasburg.

Report: Nats, Doug Fister not making progress in extension talks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) The Nationals made pitcher Doug Fister an extension offer in the spring after acquiring him in a trade with the Tigers. Both sides weren't able to agree to terms at the time. According to James Wagner of the Washington Post, both have not made any progress in extension talks "for months"

Fister is entering a contract year after going 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA in 25 starts. He'll make $7.2 million in 2015.


Report: Doug Fister in play 'if a deal makes sense'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Nationals are willing to trade pitcher Doug Fister "if a deal makes sense," reports USA Today. Fister is entering a contract year after going 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA in 25 starts.

He'll make $7.2 million in 2015.


Doug Fister keeps Nationals alive with seven shutout frames


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister twirled a gem to keep his team alive in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Giants at AT&T Park on Monday. Fister hurled seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball. He walked three and struck out three in a 4-1 victory. Of his 99 pitches, 64 were strikes.

Fister went 16-6 on the season with a 2.41 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 98 strikeouts in the regular season. His next appearance will could come in the NLCS, if the Nationals win Games 4 and 5 against San Francisco.


Nationals tab Stephen Strasburg to start NLDS opener vs. Giants


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams announced Thursday starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg will start the NLDS opener against the Giants. Jordan Zimmermann will start the second game and Doug Fister will start the third game.

Doug Fister tosses complete game Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister made the best of his last start of the regular season Friday against the Marlins.

Fister allowed three hits over nine shutout innings. He struck out nine, and did not issue any walks during the outing. Despite the strong start, Fister didn't flirt with a no-hitter or perfect game early. He gave up his first hit in the first inning, but was able to pitch around the base runner. He gave up his second hit in the fourth inning, but managed to erase the runner with a double-play. With two outs in the ninth inning, Fister allowed a triple against Donovan Solano. He managed to get a lineout to end the game and preserve the shutout.

With the win, Fister improved to 16-6. 


Nationals set end-of-season rotation plans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) The Nationals announced the team's rotation plans after Wednesday's game was rained out.

Blake Treinen will pitch the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets followed by Gio Gonzalez, who was scheduled to pitch Wednesday. On Friday, Doug Fister and Taylor Hill, who will be called up before the game, will pitch during the Nationals' second doubleheader in two days. Stephen Strasburg remains the probable starter for Saturday, while Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to pitch the season finale Sunday after having his previously scheduled start pushed back due to a shoulder issue.


Doug Fister registers win No. 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister put together a quality start in a win over the Marlins in Miami on Friday, improving to 15-6 on the year.

Fister allowed a run to score on a groundout in the second inning and permitted a solo home run to Justin Bour in the fourth for his only damage of the night. He was charged with two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one over 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 victory. Of his 102 pitches, 65 were strikes.

Fister owns a 2.55 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 24 starts (155 innings). His final start of the regular season will come Thursday at home against the Mets.


Doug Fister picks up win No. 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister put together a quality start in a win over the Mets at home Saturday night, improving to 14-6 on the season. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of an 10-3 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, Fister has allowed two earned runs. He owns a 2.55 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 23 starts (148 1/3 innings). His next start will come Thursday at Miami.

Doug Fister gets back on track with a seven-inning gem


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister bounced back with a gem on Monday against the Braves, improving to 13-6 on the year. He allowed two hits and three walks while striking out three over seven scoreless innings of a 2-1 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 12 innings, Fister has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 2.53 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 22 starts (142 1/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday in New York against the Mets.

Doug Fister takes loss vs. Dodgers Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister took a loss Tuesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and two walks in five-plus innings while striking out two in his team's 4-1 defeat against the Dodgers.

Fister (12-6) has failed to post a quality start in three straight outings, taking a loss in each of those starts. After giving up two home runs in each of his last two games, the starter surrendered a two-run blast in the sixth inning Tuesday and put two more men on base before leaving the game. Fister owns a 2.66 ERA and 82:18 K:BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Braves Monday.


Doug Fister allows four earned runs in loss vs. Phillies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister took a loss Wednesday, giving up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings and striking out three in his team's 8-4 defeat against the Phillies.

Fister (12-5) gave up two home runs for the second straight outing Wednesday, and his second home run against the Phillies cost him the lead in the sixth inning. He hit the next batter after losing the lead and was removed with two outs. Fister owns a 2.55 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 80:16 K:BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Dodgers Tuesday.


Doug Fister had skin cancer removed from neck


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister had skin cancer removed from his neck recently, according to MASN.

Fister pitched Friday night with stitches on his neck. After the game, he told reporters he had skin cancer removed. Fister stressed that he was OK. Fister said the procedure had no impact on the way he pitched Friday. It doesn't seem like Fister expects the issue to keep him from pitching at this time. 


Doug Fister turns in tough start Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister struggled Friday against the Giants.

Fister allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He struck out three and walked one during the outing. Fister was solid to open the game, tossing three scoreless innings. Trouble came in the fourth. With two outs, Fister allowed two straight batters to reach on singles. He then allowed a three-run blast to Joe Panik. Fister was tagged again in the sixth, when Buster Posey added a solo shot.

With the loss, Fister dropped to 12-4. He’ll take on the Phillies in his next start.


Doug Fister stays sharp in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister twirled a gem but failed to factor into the decision Sunday against the Pirates. The right-hander permitted two unearned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over seven innings of work.

Over his last four starts covering 28 1/3 innings, Fister has allowed only two earned runs. He owns a 2.20 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 18 starts (118 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Friday at home against San Francisco.

Doug Fister excellent over seven innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister turned in a fantastic start Tuesday against the Mets.

Fister tossed seven scoreless innings. He struck out three and did not issue any walks during the appearance. He gave up seven hits. Fister wasn't his usual self during the outing, relying more on flyball outs against New York. Only five outs were classified as ground balls. Despite that, he was successful during the outing.

With the win, Fister improved to 12-3 on the year. His next start will come against the Pirates. 


Doug Fister strikes out seven in win vs. Mets Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister earned a win Wednesday, surrendering just one unearned run on six hits in 7 1/3 innings and striking out seven in his team's 7-1 victory over the Mets.

Fister (11-3) came out of the game after a single and an error put two men on base with one out in the eighth, and one of those runners came around to score, charging the starter with his only run of the night. He hasn't given up more than two earned runs in five straight starts and now owns a 2.49 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 66:13 K:BB ratio in 104 2/3 innings. Fister is slated to face the Mets again Tuesday.


Doug Fister posts quality start in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister posted a quality start in a losing effort Friday at home against the Phillies, dropping to 10-3 on the year. The right-hander permitted two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over seven innings of a 2-1 defeat.

Fister has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last four starts. He owns a 2.68 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 15 starts (97 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at home against the Mets.

Doug Fister goes seven scoreless Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister tossed seven scoreless innings of work Sunday against the Reds.

Fister gave up just three hits. He struck out five and walked one during the outing. Fister had his sinker going Sunday, inducing 11 groundball outs. He left the game after throwing 104 pitches. 

Fister seemed sure to win the game, though the Nationals made things interesting. The Reds attempted to mount a comeback in the ninth inning, but the Nationals eventually prevailed. With the win, Fister improved to 10-2. His next start will come against the Phillies.


Doug Fister registers ninth win of the season in Colorado


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister fell one out shy of a quality start but still managed to pick up the win Monday against the Rockies in Colorado, improving to 9-2 on the year. The right-hander permitted two runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four over 5 2/3 innings of a 7-2 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 12 2/3 innings, Fister has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 2.92 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 13 starts (83 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at Cincinnati.

Scheduling snafu forces Nationals rotation juggle


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) The Nationals made a slight change to the rotation for this weekend's series against the Brewers, after Gio Gonzalez was late arriving to Washington following the All-Star break.

Gonzalez could not get to Washington in time to throw his usual between-starts bullpen session, so he has been pushed back one day in the rotation, reports the Washignton Post. He will now start Sunday to close out the series, with Tanner Roark pitching Saturday.

The move also pushed Doug Fister back to Monday's series opener against the Rockies. 


Nationals map out rotation plans for start of second half


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams announced following Sunday's game against the Phillies that starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg will start the second-half opener Friday against the Brewers. He will be followed by Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister in the three-game series.

Williams added Jordan Zimmermann, who left his last start Friday due to a biceps injury, will throw on the side Thursday. If all goes well, then he could rejoin the rotation July 21 at Colorado. Tanner Roark is expected to start either July 21 or July 22 depending on Zimmermann's status.


Doug Fister goes seven strong Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister tossed seven strong innings against the Orioles Wednesday.

Fister allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings. He walked two and struck out three during the appearance. Fister gave up one run in the first inning, but settled in after that. The only other blemish against him was a solo home run by Manny Machado. Fister threw 113 during the outing.

The win takes Fister to 8-2 on the year. It's unclear when he'll make his next start due to the All-Star Game. 


Doug Fister pushed to Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister will be pushed to Wednesday, according to The Washington Post

Fister was slated to start Tuesday's game, but was unable to do so due to poor weather. He'll take Tanner Roark's spot in the rotation Wednesday. Fister will still take on the Orioles. He'll oppose Bud Norris.