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Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister to return Friday

Doug Fister will make his debut this season with the Washington Nationals in Oakland on Friday night. This is the first of a three game stint against the Oakland A’s.

Fister suffered a right lat strain and has been out for over a month. Due to this being his debut, he most likely won’t surpass 100 pitches. Fister will be battling Tommy Milone, a tough competitor who is expected to start for the A’s.

“I’m looking forward to just getting back to pitching; just in general. I’m pitching in Oakland. I’ve seen those guys a lot. It’s going to come down to a big chess game. For me, I have to go out there and execute.”

Fister, originally from Northern California, is excited to be making his debut somewhere his family and friends can support him. The Nationals will be glad to have him back as well, as they can use all of the pitching they can muster up this year to keep contending.

 [h/t: Washington Post]

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