Doug Fister

SP / Houston Astros / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-8 Weight: 210 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Doug Fister: Signs deal worth $7 million Thursday

      Fister's deal with the Astros is for $7 million, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports. The deal also includes potential for $5 million more in performance bonuses related to innings pitched.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Doug Fister: Agrees to terms with Houston

      Fister agreed Thursday to terms on a one-year contract with the Astros, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports. Coming off a down season in Washington, the 31-year-old Fister will hope to rebuild his value with a strong campaign in Houston. He'll probably be the No. 5 starter, knocking Scott Feldman from the rotation to a long relief/spot starter role.

    • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

      Nationals' Doug Fister earns first career save on Monday

      Nationals pitcher Doug Fister (5-7) earned his first major league save, walking one and striking out two over a scoreless inning in Monday's 8-7 win over the Phillies. Fister has now joined the ranks of Kyle Lohse and Jerome Williams as one of the more unlikely save recipients of 2015. The right-hander's appearance was borne of necessity, as Washington had already endured a blown save and used six other relievers. A free agent-to-be, Fister will look to rebound from his lost season and earn a rotation spot.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Doug Fister loses spot in rotation for Nationals

      Matt Williams has not declared that the odd man out for the Nationals when Stephen Strasburg returns to the rotation Saturday is Joe Ross, who filled it for him. It's Doug Fister, who has lost four of his last five decisions. Fister will head to the bullpen with 20 earned runs allowed in his last 34 innings pitched. His ERA has risen from 2.87 in mid-May to 4.60. He has just two quality starts in his last six outings and one win since June 25.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Nationals SP Doug Fister allows three homers in loss Monday

      Nationals starter Doug Fister had a rough outing against the Diamondbacks on Monday. The right-hander was bitten by the longball, as he allowed a trio of home runs in the 6-4 loss. On the night, he allowed five runs on eight hits over six innings. He did strike out six without walking a batter, but overall it was another shaky start for Fister. Fister (4-7, 4.60 ERA) allowed a solo home run to Nick Ahmed in the third inning before David Peralta (two-run shot) and Welington Castillo went back-to-back in the fourth. This is the fourth time in his past six starts that Fister has allowed at least four runs. He owns a 5.29 ERA over that stretch.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Nationals SP Doug Fister steady in victory

      Nationals starter Doug Fister put together a consistent start Wednesday, going six solid innings to pick up just his fourth victory of the season. Fister scattered just four hits, allowing two early runs before his teammates provided offensive help. Fister utilized his control, walking only one batter while striking out four. Fister had lost five of his previous six starts, allowing 26 runs over that stretch.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Nationals SP Doug Fister struggles again in Thursday loss

      Nationals right-hander Doug Fister called his Thursday start in Pittsburgh "inexcusable." But it was no worse than some of his others lately. Fister, who added that his sinker was moving sideways rather than down, needed 99 pitches to get through five innings in which he allowed four runs on nine hits. He walked one and struck out six in lowering his record to 3-6. His problems began immediately on an RBI triple by Starling Marte in the first and Pedro Alvarez homer in the second. A run-scoring double by Jung Ho Kang in the fifth added to his misery. Fister, who put up almost identical numbers in his previous outing, has surrendered 28 runs in 43 innings over his last eight starts to send his ERA soaring from 2.87 to 4.50.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Nationals SP Doug Fister picks up fifth loss of season Saturday

      Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister was outdueled by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Saturday. Fister threw five innings, allowed four runs and nine hits while picking uphis fifth loss of the season. He walked two batters and managed to record just one strikeout. Fister (3-5) now has a 4.30 ERA with 32 strikeouts and 16 walks in 69 innings this season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Nationals' Zimmermann, Fister and Scherzer lined up against Dodgers

      The Nationals have announced their rotation for the weekend series against the Dodgers to open the second half of the season. Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will toe the rubber for Friday's match-up against Clayton Kershaw. Doug Fister will go on Saturday, with 2015 All-Star Max Scherzer wrapping up the series on Sunday.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Doug Fister takes no-decision in Nationals' loss

      Nationals starter Doug Fister scattered eight hits over six innings and allowed one earned run, taking a no-decision, Monday against Cincinnati. Fister, who had lost three of his previous four starts, had his first no-decision since May 9. He also surrendered an unearned run and left with the score tied. Fister struck out two and walked one. It's his ninth straight start allowing two or fewer walks.

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