Posted December 02, 2013

Nationals acquire Doug Fister in trade with Tigers

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Doug Fister is set to join an already formidable Nationals rotation. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Doug Fister is set to join an already formidable Nationals rotation. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Washington Nationals have acquired starting pitcher Doug Fister in a trade with the Detroit Tigers.

The trade was first reported by MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo. In return for the 29-year-old Fister, the Tigers received pitchers Robbie Ray and Ian Krol, along with utility player Steve Lombardozzi.

The sinker-baller started 32 games last year in Detroit, going 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA. He had 159 strikeouts and 44 walks in 208 innings.

In Washington, Fister joins a formidable rotation that already includes starters Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Gio Gonzalez. The Nationals are looking for a bounce-back year after finishing 86-76 in 2013, 10 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East and 4 games out of a Wild Card spot.

 


6 comments
MrArlington
MrArlington

Nat's will have a devastating rotation next year. Tiger's got some good talent though in this deal, but I know their fan sites are saying they got robbed in this deal.

Veejh
Veejh

@MrArlington Thought the same thing last season with Haren added to the fold.  I know this will work out better than that did, and at a way better price.

0xfece5
0xfece5

@Veejh @MrArlington Amen to that.  The Nats lost like 11 straight of his starts at one point in May through July, while their season was slowly drifting away.  If he was even remotely consistent, the Nats probably sneak into the wild card.  All Fister has to do is be decent.

MichaelRaffin
MichaelRaffin

@0xfece5 @Veejh You're getting a great guy and a hell of a competitor! This tall dude will flipping have you thanking your GM. Im a huge fan since the tigs got him, you will be too!