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Nationals' Starter Doug Fister To Throw Off Flat Ground Today
After the initial panic in NatsTown upon hearing that new Washington Nationals' starter Doug Fister was sidelined with inflammation in his right elbow, the news has been relatively positive and on Monday Nats' skipper Matt Williams said Fister would throw on flat ground today.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Viva El Birdos
Cards vs. Tigers Spring GameThread 3/10
Peter Bourjos and Jon Jay are sharing the field this afternoon, but what might be the most important spring training battle of all continues as Shelby Miller's "other" pitches take up arms against the idea that they don't actually exist.
Bless You Boys
Detroit Tigers Links: Austin Jackson's natural swing & Alex Avila's pitch framing
Can Austin Jackson carry his natural swing into the regular season, Alex Avila's pitch framing is still pretty good, and the Detroit Tigers are this year's World Series favorite.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Tigers have no interest in trading Rick Porcello, despite report
The Tigers young right-hander was the constant subject of such speculation a year ago, but eventually wasn't dealt and, instead, maintained the fifth spot in the rotation.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Tigers' Drew Smyly knows improving changeup is his 'next-level' pitch
Odds are if you ever caught Drew Smyly shaking off his catcher at any point the last two years, the catcher had called for a changeup.
Nationals Injury Update: Matt Williams On Doug Fister's Elbow Inflammation
Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams updated reporters on Doug Fister's status after announcing on Friday that the 30-year-old right-hander was dealing with inflammation in his right elbow after making his first start of the spring for the Nats.
Know Your Enemy: Washington Nationals
The Washington Nationals were the pick to represent the National League in the World Series at this time last year, but they never got going as they finished with a 86-76 record.
LA Daily News
MLB notes: Kansas City Royalsa Luke Hochevar to have Tommy John surgery
Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline the pitcher for the season.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Yankees 3, Tigers 2: Why Detroit lost tonight's exhibition in Tampa
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera runs the bases in a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla., Friday, March 7, 2014.
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski on the prowl for Andy Dirks' replacement
Unless a man named Dave Dombrowski has changed habits after 13 years in Detroit, expect the Tigers to add another outfielder in the aftermath of news Andy Dirks will need back surgery.
The Detroit News
Lynn Henning: Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski on the prowl for Andy Dirks' replacement
Lakeland, Fla. -- Unless a man named Dave Dombrowski has changed habits after 13 years in Detroit, expect the Tigers to add another outfielder in the aftermath of news Andy Dirks will need back surgery.
Ex-Tigers pitcher Doug Fister misses spring start with elbow inflammation
Washington Nationals righthander Doug Fister was scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Houston Astros because of inflammation in his elbow.
Matt Williams on Nationals' Starter Doug Fister: "He's got a little inflammation in his elbow."
Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams talked to reporters this morning, announcing that right-hander Doug Fister has been scratched from his scheduled start today with inflammation in his right elbow.
Bless You Boys
Better know a Tiger: Joba Chamberlain
Joaquin Benoit has departed for San Diego. Drew Smyly has been moved to the rotation to replace Doug Fister.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Doug Fister In The NL
Does the trade to the Washington Nationals make right-handed pitcher Doug Fister a more worthy selection on draft day? One of the more head-scratching transactions of the offseason saw Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski ship right-hander Doug Fister to Washington for Steve Lombardozzi , Ian Krol and minor-league lefty Robbie Ray.
Teddy Never Wins
District Daily: 3/6
There are high expectations for the Washington Nationals this year in the National League East, both externally and within the organization.
Early Spring Training Grades for MLB's Top 15 Offseason Acquisitions
With spring training underway, it's time to take a look around the league and dish out early grades for MLB 's top 15 offseason acquisitions.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The Lineup Card: 11 of Our Least-Favorite Offseason Moves by Baseball Prospectus
Just as Dave Dombrowski was hitting a crescendo on the heels of the Fielder-Kinsler deal, news of the Doug Fister trade broke and sent DD's stock tumbling the other way.
Bless You Boys
After 149 Big League Starts, Rick Porcello Finally Is One of the Big Four
On October 6, 2009, it seemed like Ricky Porcello was the oldest 20-year-old in the world.
The Detroit News
Lynn Henning: Despite a few concerns, Tigers looking good at spring halfway point
Lakeland, Fla. -- A thought, rather dizzying, struck Tuesday as the Tigers played the Pirates at Joker Marchant Stadium.