Veteran #Nats pitcher Doug Fister, who like Zimmermann also is eligible for free agency in 1 year, also is available if a deal makes sense
Washington Post "Jayson Werth walked down the tunnel from the visitors’ dugout and up the staircase to the Washington Nationals clubhouse. Still in full uniform, he peeled to the right to sign an autograph rather than heading into the open door. “Come on J-Dub!” a voice bellowed from inside. “We're waiting for..." June 11
Washington Post "Last week in Houston, as Washington Nationals players poured out of the visitors’ dugout to celebrate a victory over the Astros, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister bolted ahead of their teammates, like two kids playing tag. Fister caught Gonzalez and wrapped him in a headlock. Gonzalez wanted to return..." May 10
CSN Washington "The Nationals optioned Tyler Moore to Triple-A Syracuse after Wednesday's win over the Dodgers, paving the way for Doug Fister's season debut on Friday. Moore was called up on April 6 when outfielder Scott Hairston landed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. In 18 games Moore hit..." May 08
Washington Post "Friday night in Oakland, Doug Fister will throw the first pitch of his Nationals career. If the Nationals had their preference, it would be the start of a relationship that lasts years into the future. After they acquired Fister this winter from the Detroit Tigers, the Nationals approached..." May 06
Hardball Talk "Doug Fister delivered four scoreless innings in his minor league rehab debut Sunday afternoon with High-A Potomac and Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday night that the right-hander is on track to join Washington’s starting rotation after just one more rehab..." April 30
Matt Williams mentions May 7 as possible debut for Doug Fister. Had been logical day since rehab started.
Williams said Doug Fister threw a bullpen session today and will likely pitch four innings in a rehab start at Potomac on Sunday. #Nats
Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have traded right-hander Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players. The Tigers obtained infielder/outfielder Steve Lombardozzi, relief pitcher Ian Krol and minor-league pitcher Robbie Ray in return for Fister. Lombardozzi is a second baseman/left fielder..." December 03
Max Scherezer will start Game 1 for the #Tigers. He will be followed by Verlander Sanchez and Fister.
CBSSports.com "In the third inning of Sunday afternoon's game against the Royals, Tigers right-hander Doug Fister hit Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez with an up-and-in pitch. Perez took first base and was fine, but it was Fister's league-leading 14th hit batsman of the season. Ian Kennedy and Justin Masterson..." July 21
Detroit News "With their success against Houston this season, the Tigers may be wondering why the Astros didn't move to the American League sooner. Prior to this season, the Tigers were 6-9 all-time against Houston but they are enjoying a dominant stretch, winning the first five, including a four-game sweep..." May 15
Michigan Live "Doug Fister provided the pitching, Miguel Cabrera the power. Thanks in part to those two, the Detroit Tigers are now all alone in first place. Fister pitched extremely well for seven innings and Miguel Cabrera homered and knocked in four runs Tuesday night as the Tigers earned a 6-2 victory..." April 17
Detroit Free Press "Doug Fister struck out five over the first three innings. He also gave up four earned runs in a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Fister left in the fourth inning after loading the bases with none out. Jose Bautista, who hit a two-run home run in the first..." March 10