Doug Fister
American professional baseball player
Doug Fister
Douglas Wildes Fister is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Fister bats left-handed, and throws right-handed. He was born in Merced, California and attended Golden Valley High School. He then attended Merced College, and later Fresno State University.
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Doug Fister and Astros Agree to a $7 Million, 1-Year Deal
NYTimes - about 1 year
Doug Fister was impressed by what he perceived as the Houston Astros' will to win.
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Nats place P Fister on DL
Fox News - almost 2 years
San Diego, CA ( - The Washington Nationals placed right- handed pitcher Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list with forearm soreness and recalled A.J
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National League Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Flushing, NY ( - Ryan Zimmerman hit an RBI single in the first inning and the Washington Nationals held on to beat the New York Mets 1-0 on Sunday, winning their four-game series. Doug Fister (2-1) improved to 5-0 in five career starts against the Mets after working into the seventh inning. He allowed five hits, no walks and struck out three. The Nationals won three of the four games, including back-to-back 1-0 decisions, improving to 17-2 in their last 19 at Citi Field. They have won five of their last six overall on the heels of a six-game slide. Dillon Gee (0-2) faced the Nationals for a 17th time in his career -- his most common opponent -- and took the loss after giving up six hits and five walks.
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Nationals try to win series with Mets
Fox News - almost 2 years
( - After dealing the Mets their second home loss of the season, the Washington Nationals try to win a four-game series against New York Sunday afternoon.Washington's Doug Fister will try to build on his success pitching in day games
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Cards try to even series in D.C.
Fox News - almost 2 years
( - A terrific pitching matchup is on tap Wednesday at Nationals Park, as Doug Fister and the Washington Nationals continue their three-game set against John Lackey and the St. Louis Cardinals.Fister picked up his first win of the season on Thursday against Philadelphia, surrendering two runs (1 earned) and four hits in 6 2/3 innings
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Nationals confirm seven-year Scherzer deal
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Max Scherzer was unveiled Wednesday as the newest addition to the Washington Nationals' pitching rotation, giving the Major League Baseball squad new hope in bidding for a World Series title. The Nationals confirmed a seven-year deal worth $210 million for the 30-year-old right-hander, who is 91-50 with a 3.58 earned-run average over 207 games, all but nine in a starting role. Scherzer went 18-5 last year. The Nationals already had the lowest earned-run average among starting rotations in the major leagues last season at 3.04 and will add Scherzer to a powerful starting lineup including Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.
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Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday's Major League games
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
(Adds later games) May 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball Games. - - - Braves 5, Brewers 0 The Atlanta Braves finally provided some run support for pitcher Julio Teheran, and he rewarded them with a complete-game shutout in a 5-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Braves scored five runs for the third straight game and extended their winning streak to three games. - - - Nationals 9, Reds 4 Doug Fister allowed just two runs in seven inning, and Denard Span had a career-high five hits as the Washington Nationals thrashed the Cincinnati Reds 9-4.
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MLB notes: Nationals, Fister agree to one-year deal
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract with the club Saturday.
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Nats avoid arbitration with Fister
Fox News - about 3 years
Washington, DC ( - The Washington Nationals have avoided arbitration with offseason acquisition Doug Fister, agreeing to terms on a contract for 2014.The Nationals obtained the pitcher in a December trade with the Detroit Tigers
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Doug Fister dealt to Nats, Jim Johnson to A's
Yahoo News - about 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — On a night usually dominated by news of players let loose, the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics filled pitching needs with trades.
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Tigers, Nationals Trade: Doug Fister Leaving Detroit In Exchange For Three Players
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
DETROIT (AP) — The busy Detroit Tigers traded right-hander Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players Monday night in a deal between teams with deep rotations. Detroit acquired infielder Steve Lombardozzi, minor league lefty Robbie Ray and reliever Ian Krol for Fister, a 14-game winner for the AL Central champions. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said the trade was not done to save money in hopes of keeping Max Scherzer beyond next season. Read More... More on AP
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For first time, sabermetrics to play role in Gold Glove awards - Baltimore Sun
Google News - over 3 years For first time, sabermetrics to play role in Gold Glove awards Baltimore Sun The winners of the annual Gold Glove awards, the benchmark for defensive excellence for nearly 60 years, have typically been decided by the discerning eye of those who are closest to the game. Most recently, the award has been selected by a vote of major ... Doug Fister, Andy Dirks finalists for Gold Glove awards; shortstop Jose Iglesias Carlos Gonzalez: CarGo among LF Gold Glove How Robinson Cano stacks up against other Gold Glove finalists at second baseThe Star-Ledger - Camden Chat -Northwest News and Tribune all 20 news articles »
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American League Playoff Game Capsule
Fox News - over 3 years
Detroit, MI ( - One team's offense broke out in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series and the other's stayed dormant despite a slew of scoring opportunities. Detroit erupted for five runs in the second inning, knocked Jake Peavy out in the fourth and let Doug Fister and the bullpen do the rest as the Tigers evened the best-of-seven series against the Boston Red Sox with a convincing 7-3 victory at Comerica Park. Jim Leyland shuffled Detroit's lineup after his club combined for six runs over the first three games of the ALCS, and the moves paid dividends. Torii Hunter replaced Austin Jackson in the leadoff spot and contributed a two-run double, while Jackson, perhaps motivated by the demotion to the No. 8 spot in the order, went 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBI and a run scored. Miguel Cabrera, batting second instead of third, also had two hits, knocked in a pair and even ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Doug Fister
  • 2016
    On January 28, 2016, Fister signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Houston Astros.
    More Details Hide Details Fister throws four pitches, and is mainly a groundball pitcher. His two seam fastball is thrown at 88–91 mph. His other pitches are a cutter (85–87), a curveball (73–79), and a changeup (80–84). The curveball is his best swing-and-miss pitch, with a career whiff rate of over 30%. Fister walks few batters; he finished third and fourth in 2010 and 2011, respectively, in lowest walks per nine innings ratio. Fister runs 10 miles each day that he does not pitch. Fister stands 6 feet 8 inches tall, and is among the tallest players in the Major Leagues.
  • 2015
    Fister pitched in 25 games for the Nationals in 2015, 15 of which were starts.
    More Details Hide Details He posted a 5–7 record, 4.19 ERA, and 63 strikeouts in 103 innings pitched.
  • 2014
    Fister would conclude the 2014 season with a 16-6 record over 164 IP, tallying 98 strikeouts, a 1.08 WHIP (5th in the NL among qualified starters), and a 2.41 ERA (4th in the NL).
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    During spring training with the Nationals, Doug developed a strained lat muscle on his right side that put him on the disabled list to start the 2014 season.
    More Details Hide Details He returned on May 9 against the Oakland Athletics where he gave up 5 earned runs on 9 hits in 4.1 innings. He bounced back in his next start, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Fister gave up just 1 earned run on 5 hits in 7 innings.
  • 2013
    On December 2, 2013, Doug Fister was traded to the Washington Nationals for utility man Steve Lombardozzi and left handed pitchers Ian Krol and Robbie Ray.
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    Following the 2013 season, Fister was named a finalist for the Gold Glove Award for the pitcher position alongside Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey.
    More Details Hide Details Fister finished the season with zero errors for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. Additionally, he led all American League pitchers in putouts (23) and double plays started (5), and was seventh in assists (29).
    In Game 4 of the 2013 ALCS against the Boston Red Sox, Fister gave up just one run on eight hits, striking out seven over six innings and earning the win in a 7-3 Tigers victory.
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    Fister was injury-free in 2013, making 32 starts for the Tigers.
    More Details Hide Details He set career highs in wins (14), win percentage (14-9, .609) and strikeouts (159), while finishing the regular season with a 3.67 ERA. Doug made a start in Game 4 of the 2013 ALDS against the Oakland Athletics, with the Tigers facing elimination. He gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings of work. The Tigers won the game with a late rally, so Fister did not factor in the decision.
  • 2012
    Fister was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco during the second inning of Game 2 of the 2012 World Series.
    More Details Hide Details Fister continued to pitch the game, holding the Giants to one run over six innings before turning it over to the bullpen.
    He also got a no-decision in Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS against the New York Yankees, despite surrendering no runs in innings of work.
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    He finished the 2012 regular season with a 10-10 record and a 3.45 ERA in 26 starts.
    More Details Hide Details Fister pitched in the second game of the ALDS against the Oakland A's, picking up a no decision in a 5–4 victory while giving up two runs in seven innings.
  • 2011
    He finished the 2011 regular season 11–13, with an ERA of 2.83 that placed him fourth among American League pitchers.
    More Details Hide Details Fister was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for September after going 5–0 with a .53 ERA in five starts. Facing the New York Yankees in the American League Divisional Series, Fister bounced back from a rough game 1 outing to earn the win in the decisive game 5. Fister limited the Yankees to one run on five hits and two walks over five innings in the Tigers 3–2 victory, which sent them to the American League Championship Series. In Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, he held the Texas Rangers' offense to two runs in 7 innings to get the win in a 5–2 Tigers victory. On April 7 while pitching against the Red Sox, Fister left the game due to an injury. The next day, Fister was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of the costochondral muscle in his left side, an injury to the ribcage. Brayan Villarreal was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to take his place on the roster. On September 22, Fister threw his first career shutout, blanking the Minnesota Twins 8-0 on seven hits. In his next start on September 27, Doug set an American League record by striking out nine batters in a row against the Kansas City Royals. This was just one short of the major league record (10) set by Tom Seaver in 1970.
    On July 30, 2011, Fister was traded to the Detroit Tigers along with relief pitcher David Pauley in exchange for Casper Wells, Charlie Furbush, Francisco Martinez, and a player to be named later.
    More Details Hide Details On August 17, the Tigers sent former first round pick Chance Ruffin to the Mariners to complete the trade. Before being dealt to the Detroit Tigers, Fister had a 3–12 record with a 3.33 ERA in 21 starts. After his trade to the Tigers, Fister went 8–1 with a 1.79 ERA in 10 starts.
    In 2011, Fister was the Mariners' number three starter behind Félix Hernández and Jason Vargas.
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  • 2010
    In 2010, Fister started the first game for the Mariners in spring training.
    More Details Hide Details Going into the season, Fister, and fellow starting pitchers Garrett Olson, Luke French and Jason Vargas competed for the Mariners' fifth spot in the starting rotation. Fister ended up getting a job in the rotation (as did Vargas). On April 19, Fister took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles until it was broken up by Nick Markakis' leadoff single. Although the Mariners suffered early season woes, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer praised Fister and fellow starter Jason Vargas as reasons for why the Mariners were not doing worse, stating, "If Doug Fister and Jason Vargas hadn't been excellent at the back end of the rotation, God knows where this club would be."
  • 2009
    In 2009, Fister began the season with the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx for the third time in his career.
    More Details Hide Details However, he was later promoted to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, and eventually the Seattle Mariners. In just two games with the Diamond Jaxx, Fister went 1–0 and gave-up no earned runs. With the Rainiers, Fister went 6–4 with a 3.81 ERA, and 79 strikeouts in 22 games, 17 starts. On August 7, Fister was promoted to the majors. As a result, pitcher Jason Vargas was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma to make room for Fister on the Mariners' 25-man roster. In his major league debut against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 8, Fister pitched one inning, struck out one, gave up one hit, and gave up one walk. He made his first start on August 11 against the Chicago White Sox and picked up the loss. Fister's first win came on August 16 against the New York Yankees. Fister finished the season with a major league record of 3–4 with a 4.13 ERA, and 36 strikeouts in 11 games, 10 starts.
  • 2008
    At the end of the 2008 regular season, Fister played in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) with the Peoria Javelinas.
    More Details Hide Details In the AFL, Fister was involved in no decisions with a 3.32 ERA, and 22 strikeouts in 11 games, all in relief.
    Fister continued to play for the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details On April 23, Fister was named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week. Fister became the Southern League's first 10-game loser on July 10. On the season, Fister went 6–14 with a 5.43 ERA, and 104 strikeouts in 31 games; 23 starts. Fister was first among Diamond Jaxx pitchers in losses, games started, innings pitched (134), hits allowed (155), runs allowed (95), earned runs allowed (81), home runs allowed (12); and was second in wins, bases on balls (walks) allowed (45), and strikeouts. He was also first in the Southern League in runs allowed; and was second in losses, and earned runs allowed.
  • 2007
    The next season, 2007, Fister played with the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx of the Southern League.
    More Details Hide Details That season, he went 7–8 with a 4.60 ERA, one complete game, and 85 strikeouts in 24 games, all starts. Fister led the Diamond Jaxx pitching staff in wins, and home runs allowed (14); was tied for first in complete games; was second in hits allowed (156); and was third in losses, games started, innings pitched (131), runs allowed (78), and earned runs allowed (67).
  • 2006
    Fister was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the seventh round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft, and signed on June 10, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He began his professional career that season with the Class-A Short-Season Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League. Fister went 3–5 with a 2.25 ERA, four saves, and 35 strikeouts in 20 games; four starts. He was first on the AquaSox in games finished (13), and ERA; tied for second in saves, and wins; and was third among pitchers in games played (20).
    Following the season, Fister was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the seventh round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft.
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    In 2006, Fister had an 8-6 record and a 4.10 earned run average in 20 games.
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  • 2005
    He also appeared in 26 games at first base in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details That season, he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the sixth round but chose to stay at Fresno State for his senior season.
    In 2005, Fister led Fresno State with wins (7) and was second on the team in innings pitched (93) and strikeouts (77).
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  • 2004
    Fister was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 49th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft but chose to transfer to Division I Fresno State University, where he played for the Bulldogs.
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  • 2003
    In 2003, he was a preseason All-American.
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    At Merced, he was a two-year letterman and participated in the 2003 Junior College All-Star Game.
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    Fister attended Merced College from 2003 to 2004.
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  • 1984
    Fister was born February 4, 1984, to Larry and Jan Fister.
    More Details Hide Details Larry Fister is a fire captain who played football at Fresno State University from 1976 to 1977. Jan is a homemaker. Fister has three siblings; a brother and two sisters. He grew up in Merced, California where he began playing baseball at the age of six. He was a fan of both the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants as a child. His favorite player was Cal Ripken, Jr. Fister also played soccer, football and basketball as a child. He shares a middle name (Wildes) with both his father and grandfather. Fister attended Golden Valley High School where he pitched and was the team's utility player. He was a two-year letterman and a first-team All-Central California Conference selection in his senior season, batting .456 with a home run and 12 runs batted in (RBIs). He was also named a first team all-conference selection in basketball, averaging over 30 points per game as a senior. He and former MLB catcher Dusty Ryan graduated in the same class.
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