Fister solid in latest rehab start, could rejoin Nationals’ rotation soon

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Doug Fister pitched well in a rehab start with Double-A Harrisburg on Friday, MLB.com’s Brandon Curry reports. Manager Matt Williams was pleased with the results and will have Fister throw another bullpen before making a decision about having him rejoin the Nationals’ rotation, but it sounds like it could happen some time this week.

“[Friday] night, he threw it where he wanted, which is a good sign,” Williams said. “All indications are that he’s feeling good.”

Fister went on the 15-day disabled list on May 14 after a poor start against the Padres, diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right elbow. Over seven starts, he had compiled a 4.31 ERA with a 18/10 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings.