Nationals, Doug Fister Avoid Arbitration

12:35 PM: Fister will be making $7.2 million with the Nationals in 2014, tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. He can also make an additional $150,000 if he reaches 210 innings.

10:33 AM: Starting pitcher Doug Fister and the Washington Nationals have agreed on a contract that avoids an arbitration hearing, according to a team press release.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it’s likely somewhere in the middle of $5.75 million to $8.5 million the two sides disagreed with. The organization acquired Fister back in December in a trade with the Detroit Tigers.

Fister isn’t a rotation headliner, but he adds depth to an already solid Nationals group. Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmerman and Ross Detwiler also make up their rotation.

The 29-year-old spent the last three seasons with the Detroit Tigers and accumulated a respectable 32-20 record and a 3.29 ERA in 68 starts. He’ll be entering his sixth year in the big leagues, originally coming up in 2009 with the Seattle Mariners.

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