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Washington Post Aug 7, 2015

Nats Journal: Doug Fister on bullpen move: ‘It’s not something you want to do, but I’m here to help the team win’

At some point on Thursday, Doug Fister met with Nationals Manager Matt Williams and pitching coach Steve McCatty. They told Fister, a seven-year major league veteran with 167 career starts but struggling with a 4.60 ERA this season, that he would move to the bullpen. Rookie Joe Ross, impressive with a 2.80 ERA through his seven major league starts, would remain in the rotation when Stephen Strasburg returns from the disabled list on Saturday.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Aug 7, 2015

Doug Fister accepts move to Nats' bullpen: 'I'll be ready'

Doug Fister has accepted being moved to the bullpen, but it was not easy, as one could understand.

Fister accepts move to bullpen: ‘I’ll be ready’

One day after being moved to the bullpen for the first time in his accomplished seven-year MLB career, Doug Fister addressed the media to discuss the transition. Fister has accepted the move, but it was not easy, as one could understand. “It’s not the most fun message to go across. But you’ve gotta have a…

Message received?

Matt Williams delivered a pregame message to his squad before Thursday's game after Wednesday's trainwreck. "When we’re an aggressive team, we’re at our best." (Matt Williams, via Washington Post, 8/7/2015) Nationals 8, Diamondbacks 3: Signs of life. Doug Fister to...
CSN Washington Aug 6, 2015

Nats move Fister to bullpen, rookie will stay in rotation

Doug Fister finished eighth in Cy Young voting in 2014, but now he moves to the Nationals bullpen.

Fister to the bullpen, Ross to stay in rotation

He was the Nationals’ most consistent pitcher last season and was their only starter to win a playoff game, but 7-year veteran Doug Fister will now move to the bullpen. Manager Matt Williams made the announcement after Thursday’s game, saying that rookie Joe Ross will remain in the rotation when Stephen Strasburg returns from the…

Second Place

Yes, Doug Fister hit for himself in the 5th down 5-0 with a man on. He bunted. It almost worked out. Diamondbacks 6, Nationals 4: Fister struggles, offense finally wakes up late. 9th inning rally falls short. Mets win, take...
CSN Washington Aug 4, 2015

Fister's struggles continue, as Strasburg nears return

Doug Fister was the Nationals' most consistent pitcher for much of last season, but in 2015 he just hasn't been the same.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 31, 2015
Five events that turned four-time division champion Detroit Tigers into deadline sellers

Five events that turned four-time division champion Detroit Tigers into deadline sellers

The loss of Max Scherzer, misfiring on trade acquisitions to round out the rotation and a struggling bullpen have hurt the Tigers this season. BALTIMORE -- How did the Detroit Tigers make the transition from American League Central Division champions in each of the past four seasons to sellers at the trade deadline in 2015? It's complicated, of course. Some will trace the beginning of the downturn to the trade of Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals. But let's focus on five events -- on and off the field -- that have taken place since the end of the 2014...
Washington Post Jul 30, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Nats fans weren’t happy Jonathan Papelbon took Doug Fister’s number

Jonathan Papelbon joined the Nationals in Miami on Wednesday after the former Phillies closer was acquired in a trade for minor league pitcher Nick Pivetta.Before Washington’s 7-2 win, the team announced that Papelbon would wear No. 58, the same number he’s worn for every game of his MLB career. Doug Fister, who previously wore No. 58, would switch to No. 33.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 30, 2015

Nats Journal: Doug Fister finds his footing in win over Marlins

MIAMI — The No. 3 has always been a lucky one for Nationals’ right-hander Doug Fister, so when Jonathan Papelbon joined the Nationals and sought No. 58, Fister gave it to him — pending some friendly compensation — and chose No. 33.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 29, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Marlins discussion thread: Game 99

Doug Fister will pitch Wednesday night at Marlins Park, wearing his new No. 33, having given No. 58 to newly acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon joined the Nationals Wednesday, and is active for the game. Despite some vague comments Tuesday night, Nationals Manager Matt Williams said Drew Storen has not asked to be traded, and “is ready to pitch.” Fister faces Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler, who has allowed five runs in 12 innings pitched against the Nationals this season.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Jul 29, 2015

Nats hope to bounce back in Miami with Fister starting

The Nationals enter Wednesday night losers of seven of their last 10. Doug Fister will start against the Marlins hoping to snap them out of that trend.

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