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Doug Fister | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that there have been "no talks for months" between the Nationals and Doug Fister regarding a contract extension.
The team offered Fister a long-term deal shortly after they traded for him last offseason, but it was turned down and talks apparently haven't rekindled. It's undoubtedly the reason the Nationals are willing to listen to offers for Fister, as reported by USA Today's Bob Nightengale last week. Both Fister and Jordan Zimmermann are slated for free agency after next season and the Nats know that they likely can't keep both of them. Nov 28 - 12:53 PM

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Doug Fister "is available if a deal makes sense," according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Fister is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2015 season, so the Nats are dangling him on the trade market in the event that they're presented with an attractive return package. They're doing the same with Jordan Zimmermann, who is also entering his contract year. Fister, 30, posted a stellar 2.41 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 164 innings this past season for Washington.
Nov 20 - 12:25 PM

Doug Fister allowed just four singles, three walks and no runs in Monday's 4-1 NLDS Game 3 victory over the Giants.

Fister was a little shaky early on, loading the bases in the second inning before getting out of it by striking out Madison Bumgarner. He really settled in, though, yielding just four baserunners the rest of the way. He was pulled after 99 pitches, as Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen closed things out. The Nationals will send Gio Gonzalez to the hill versus Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4 as they again try to avoid elimination.
Oct 6 - 8:33 PM

Doug Fister's last regular season start in 2014 was a dandy, as he struck out nine while tossing his second career shutout in a 4-0 win over the Marlins.

Fister didn't walk anyone and allowed just three hits (two singles) in the gem. He even contributed a walk, a triple and a run scored at the plate. The right-hander got a late start to the season due to a lat injury, but he was excellent over his 25 starts, posting a 2.41 ERA and 1.08 WHIP while winning 16 games. The Nats clinched home field advantage in the National League with their victory in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.
Sep 26 - 4:16 PM

Doug Fister gave up two runs in 6 2/3 innings Friday in a 3-2 win over the Marlins.

Fister only struck out one batter, but limited the Marlins to just five hits and a pair of walks. While the 30-year-old got a late start on the season, he's now 15-6 with a 2.55 ERA over 24 starts. He's been everything the Nationals were hoping for and more. He'll make his final regular season start next week against the Mets.
Sep 19 - 11:17 PM

Doug Fister allowed three runs -- two earned -- in six innings Saturday in a win over the Mets.

Fister was cruising until the bottom of the fifth, when Wilmer Flores launched a two-run homer. Curtis Granderson then added an RBI single in the sixth, but the Nationals netted 10 total runs on 15 hits to take the easy victory in Queens. Fister is 14-6 with an outstanding 2.55 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He'll face the Marlins in Miami next time through the Washington rotation.
Sep 13 - 11:13 PM

Doug Fister allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings to beat the Braves on Monday.

After three consecutive poor starts, Fister found his mojo tonight, cruising through the first six innings. He did start to tire in the seventh, and it looked like Matt Williams would come out to pull him with two outs, but Williams chose to leave him in and he got Andrelton Simmons to hit a routine grounder to end the frame with two on. Fister is 13-6 with a 2.53 ERA.
Sep 8 - 10:17 PM

Doug Fister allowed four runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits over five innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Fister suffered his third consecutive defeat, punching out two and walking two. He went 12-2 with a 1.89 ERA in his first 17 starts, but has coughed up 12 earned runs and 27 hits across 16 2/3 innings (6.48 ERA) in back-to-back-back losses. Despite the recent struggles, the right-hander boasts an excellent 2.66 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and an 82/18 K/BB ratio. Fister is scheduled to play host to Atlanta next week, an outing that will kick off a two-start week.
Sep 3 - 1:12 AM

Doug Fister was hit hard in a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and a walk.

Fister allowed a pair of home runs: a solo shot to Jimmy Rollins in the first inning, and a go-ahead two-run home run to Grady Sizemore in the sixth. The right-hander then hit Ben Revere with a pitch before he was lifted in favor of reliever Matt Thornton. Fister only struck out three on the night. He has an excellent 2.55 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and an 80/16 K/BB ratio. He'll be in Los Angeles when he faces the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Aug 27 - 11:15 PM

After pitching Friday night with stitches on his neck, Doug Fister revealed that he had "some skin cancer removed a couple of days ago."

Fister declined to elaborate further, and he said the procedure had nothing to do with his rare off night on the mound (he gave up four runs in six innings in a loss to the Giants). He's expected to make his next start against the Phillies on normal rest.
Aug 23 - 11:12 AM

Doug Fister allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings against the Giants on Friday.

In the game of Hot Potato that is any long winning streak, Fister was the pitcher who dropped the tuber. The Nationals had won ten in a row prior to Friday's defeat. The home run was Fister's undoing in this start, as he allowed a three-run shot to Joe Panik in the fourth and a solo tater to Buster Posey in the sixth. Despite the loss, Fister's still putting up a career year, posting a 2.38 ERA and 1.07 WHIP to go with his 12-4 record. He'll try to rebound against the Phillies next time out.
Aug 22 - 11:54 PM

Doug Fister told media member Friday he had skin cancer removed from the right side of his neck "a couple days ago."

Fister was sporting stitches on his neck from the procedure, and the right-hander made sure to specify that the issue didn't affect his pitching in Friday's game. "It had no effect tonight," Fister told reporters after allowing four runs over six innings of work. Fister said the minor issue won't affect him moving forward.
Aug 22 - 11:49 PM

Doug Fister improved to 12-3 with seven shutout innings against the Mets on Tuesday.

Fister has now gone at least seven innings while allowing two runs or fewer in four consecutive outings. The Mets scratched out seven hits, but weren't able to bunch them up. Fister walked none and struck out three, lowering his ERA to 2.34. He has a 1.07 WHIP and a 69/13 K/BB ratio as well. Fister will look to keep it going in a home start against the Pirates on Sunday.
Aug 12 - 10:46 PM

Doug Fister was once again on point, limiting the Mets to just one unearned run over 7 1/3 innings en route to his 11th win on Wednesday.

The right-hander held the Mets to six singles while issuing exactly zero walks and punching out seven batters. Over his last eight starts, including Wednesday's effort, Fister has a 1.96 ERA in 55 innings. On the season overall, Fister has a 2.49 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a 66/13 K/BB ratio. Fister will match up against the Mets again in his next start, but the contest will be held at Citi Field.
Aug 6 - 9:40 PM

Doug Fister tossed seven innings of two-run ball in a losing effort against the Phillies on Friday.

Fister was fantastic, but ended up the tough luck loser in this one, as Roberto Hernandez was just a little better. The deciding blow was a sixth inning Marlon Byrd solo home run. Fister allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five. This was the sixth start in his last ten in which he's gone at least seven innings. The loss dropped him to 10-3. He'll take his 2.68 ERA out against the Mets next time around.
Aug 1 - 9:41 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Jeff Kobernus
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Hill
7Taylor Jordan
8A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
R1Drew Storen
2Tyler Clippard
3Craig Stammen
4Jerry Blevins
5Matt Thornton
6Aaron Barrett
7Xavier Cedeno
8Erik Davis
9Blake Treinen
10Matt Grace
11Bruce Billings