Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:31:56 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Monday, April 14, and used all of his pitches. The next step for him is likely to pitch in a simulated game.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:28:37 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was impressed with SP Doug Fister's (lat) 35-pitch bullpen session Friday, April 11, and Fister didn't report any problems with his side or his right elbow. He threw mostly fastballs and changeups, but also mixed in a few breaking pitches. He'll throw off a mound again in a few days and build up to 50 pitches before facing live hitters and then going on a rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Fister could be back in a few weeks barring a setback, and the Nationals will put him back in their rotation immediately. Tanner Roark is the man likely to lose his rotation gig once Fister is ready, so consider him a short-term option in NL-only leagues.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:21:01 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Friday, April 11, that included fastballs and changeups.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:48:55 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) had another encouraging throwing session on flat ground Thursday, April 10.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:35:38 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) threw off flat ground from 120 feet Tuesday, April 8, and didn't have any setbacks with his lat muscle. He'll likely throw off flat ground to a catcher soon and then move to a bullpen session. Fister is expected to need anywhere from three to five rehab starts before he's deemed ready.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:10:06 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) played catch Sunday, April 6, making tosses from a distance of 60 feet. "He threw the ball fine," pitching coach Steve McCatty said. "No pain. Didn't feel anything in the back or the elbow. So it was good."
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:12:27 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) was feeling better after testing his injury Friday, April 4, and he should begin his throwing program "any day now," according to general manager Mike Rizzo.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:20:08 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) did not resume a throwing program Thursday, April 3, but said he's still "moving forward."
Fantasy Tip: Fister wasn't able to go over 50 pitches in spring training because of injuries, so he has a ways to go to ramp back up to be game-ready. Don't expect him to be back until next month. Fister will likely need to make at least a few minor league rehab outings, too.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:24:10 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) is expected to resume his throwing program Thursday, April 3. He'll begin on flat ground at 60 feet and progress to further distances.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:39:48 -0700
The Washington Nationals placed SP Doug Fister (back) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on the right side of his upper back. The move is retroactive to March 23, but Fister is expected to miss anywhere from three weeks to 30 days, according to manager Matt Williams.