Doug Fister expected to begin a rehab assignment on Sunday

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Nationals starter Doug Fister expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. Fister hasn’t pitched since May 14 due to a flexor tendon strain in his right elbow.

Fister brought a 2.87 ERA into that May 14 start against the Padres, but gave up seven runs in two innings. He currently stands with a 4.31 ERA and an 18/10 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings across seven starts. If he continues to progress well from his injury, the Nationals could get him back around late June.