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Doug Fister | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 7 (0) / SEA
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Doug Fister allowed five earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Indians.
Fister walked four batters and gave up seven hits, including a go-ahead two-run homer to Edwin Encarnacion in the top of the fifth inning. The veteran right-hander has a rough 5.56 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 43 2/3 innings this season and really doesn't deserve another turn in the Red Sox rotation. Aug 14 - 9:27 PM

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Doug Fister gave up three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a win over the White Sox.

Fister allowed eight hits, but he struck out seven batters while issuing zero walks and Boston's offense backed him with six runs in the afternoon victory at Fenway Park. Fister has a 5.03 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 39 1/3 innings (six starts, three relief appearances) this season.
Aug 6 - 4:41 PM

Doug Fister lasted 7 2/3 innings and allowed just two runs Monday in a victory over the Indians.

This was an upset; Fister had been 0-5 with a 7.46 ERA for Boston, with his longest start clocking in at six innings. The strong showing will definitely keep him in the rotation for at least a couple of more starts, not that anyone should be picking him up in fantasy leagues.
Aug 1 - 12:07 AM

Doug Fister will take David Price's (elbow) spot in the Red Sox' rotation.

With Brian Johnson (shoulder) also banged up, it make sense to give Fister another shot. The veteran righty holds a 7.46 ERA over seven appearances -- four starts -- this season. As of right now, the Red Sox have no plans to seek rotation help outside the organization, so Fister should get a chance to see what he can do.
Jul 28 - 4:23 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Friday that Doug Fister has been moved to the bullpen.

With the rest of the Red Sox rotation finally healthy, there's no room for a struggling veteran right-hander to take the ball every fifth day. He won't be available until Sunday at the earliest after throwing 100 pitches against the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Jul 21 - 8:30 PM

Doug Fister was allowed to give up six runs in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

In Fister's defense, four of the runs should have been unearned; Brock Holt lost Steve Pearce's popup in the sun with two outs and the bases loaded in the third and had it bounce off his glove for a hit. Still, Fister wasn't any good at any point today -- he walked four and threw just 53 of 100 pitches for strikes -- and he should have been working with a shorter leash. John Farrell was asleep at the wheel, though; he didn't even bother to challenge Russell Martin's plate block in the second inning, potentially costing the Red Sox a monster frame (they went on to score three times anyway). Fister shouldn't be long for the Red Sox roster now that Eduardo Rodriguez and Brian Johnson are healthy.
Jul 20 - 5:12 PM

Doug Fister will start Thursday versus the Blue Jays.

Fister had been slated to take the ball Tuesday, but he was needed during Saturday's 16-inning marathon loss to the Yankees. The righty is likely in line for long relief after Thursday's outing. Chris Sale will be pushed back a day to Friday to get a little extra rest.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 17 - 4:43 PM

Doug Fister will no longer start Tuesday versus the Blue Jays.

Fister was needed for 2 2/3 innings during Saturday's marathon loss to the Yankees. The Red Sox will call up either Brian Johnson or Hector Velazquez to start Tuesday. Fister might not get another start with Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) due back this week.
Jul 16 - 11:19 AM

Doug Fister let up four hits and three runs over 2 2/3 innings Saturday in the Red Sox’s 16-inning loss to the Yankees.

He walked two while delivering one strikeout. Fister had been lined up to start Tuesday against Toronto but with the Red Sox running out of pitchers and a doubleheader scheduled for Sunday, manager John Farrell brought him in to try and stop the bleeding. Fister was chugging along until the 16th when the Yankees scored three of their four runs. With Eduardo Rodriguez due back from the disabled list on Monday, Fister is probably headed for a long relief role.
Jul 15 - 11:25 PM

Doug Fister will start on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will rejoin the Red Sox' rotation Monday, but Fister will stick around for one more start. How the tall righty fares Tuesday likely will determine whether Boston keeps him around as a long reliever or cuts him loose. Fister has offered a mixed bag in three starts for the Red Sox, posting a 6.14 ERA and 14/9 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings.
Jul 14 - 9:17 AM

Doug Fister coughed up six runs -- four earned -- in just 3 2/3 innings to take a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

He gave up home runs to Rougned Odor and Carlos Gomez in the second and third innings. The fourth inning was the knockout blow as he surrendered two run-scoring sacrifice flies and an RBI single without making it through the frame. Fister has made three starts since being claimed off waivers from the Angels and the results have been predictable. He is 0-2 with a 6.14 ERA in 14 2/3 innings. He does have 14 strikeouts but those have been paired with nine walks and three homers. He will lose his rotation slot when Eduardo Rodriguez comes off the disabled list.
Jul 6 - 1:36 AM

Doug Fister yielded three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Fister gave up a three-run shot to Justin Smoak in the first inning, but he settled down from there. All told, he allowed four hits and three walks while striking out five. He exited in position for the victory before the Blue Jays evened things up on a Troy Tulowitzki solo homer in the sixth. Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) was shaky in his most recent rehab start, so Fister figures to stick in the rotation for the time being.
Jul 1 - 12:34 AM

Doug Fister scattered seven hits and three runs over six-plus innings Sunday in the Red Sox’s loss to the Angels.

He recorded six strikeouts and three walks. Making his Boston debut against the team that just released him, Fister was shaky at times but still logged a quality start. All three runs he allowed came in the second inning. Fister may make one more start for the Red Sox, but he’ll probably be a goner when Eduardo Rodriguez returns from the disabled list.
Jun 25 - 5:06 PM

Red Sox claimed RHP Doug Fister off waivers from the Angels.

Fister exercised the opt-out clause in his $1.75 million deal with the Angels earlier this week, but Boston scooped him up on release waivers. The sinkerballer will start on Sunday against the Angels and could fill a spot in their rotation until Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is ready to return.
Jun 23 - 3:33 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Red Sox claimed Doug Fister off release waivers from the Angels.

Fister exercised the opt-out clause in his contract with the Angels earlier this week after posting a 4.02 ERA and 10/5 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings at Triple-A Salt Lake. Because he was claimed off release waivers, he has the opportunity to reject the claim and declare free agency. However, that would be forfeiting a spot on Boston's 40-man roster, so Fister seems likely to let the move happen. He could potentially join the Red Sox' rotation until Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) returns.
Jun 23 - 1:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
4Josh Rutledge
5Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Doug Fister
8Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Addison Reed
3Joe Kelly
4Matt Barnes
5Carson Smith
6Heath Hembree
7Fernando Abad
8Brandon Workman
9Blaine Boyer
10Ben Taylor
11Robbie Ross
12Tyler Thornburg