Mar 2, 2014; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister (58) pitches in the first inning as the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 in a spring training exhibition game at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Doug Fister to start Nationals season on DL


If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

The Washington Nationals officially announced that right-handed pitcher Doug Fister will begin the season on the 15-Day DL as he recovers from a lat muscle strain. Bill Ladson of MLB.com reported the news Friday afternoon.

Fister had already been recovering from elbow inflammation, and he was likely on track to begin the season in his normal rotation spot. During his last scheduled minor-league start, however, Fister had to be removed because of his lat muscle after the first inning of the game.

Fister’s placement on the DL allowed for both prospects Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan to start the season in the rotation, although, once Fister returns, one of those is likely headed back to Triple-A.

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