|Nov. 27 10:36 AM PT11:36 AM MT12:36 PM CT1:36 PM ET13:36 ET18:36 GMT2:36 11:36 AM MST1:36 PM EST2:06 PM VEN22:36 UAE12:36 PM CT-A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Texas Rangers have agreed on a contract with free agent right-hander Doug Fister. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because the completion of the deal was pending a physical.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Fister will get a one-year deal with a $3.5 million base salary, plus potential incentives and a club option for 2019.
|Oct. 9 10:44 PM PT11:44 PM MT12:44 AM CT1:44 AM ET1:44 ET5:44 GMT13:44 10:44 PM MST12:44 AM EST1:14 AM VEN9:44 UAE12:44 AM CT-Doug Fister allowed three runs on four hits and one walk in 1.1 innings as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 10-3 on Sunday. Fister struck out one, ending the game with a 20.25 ERA and 3.75 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Fister was great in the playoffs with the Tigers way back when, but he certainly not the same pitcher he was in 2012 and 2013. Though David Price and the Boston bats were able to dig the right-hander out of an early 3-0 hole, John Farrell may think twice about having him make another start should the Red Sox somehow advance.
|Sep. 29 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET22:11 ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST9:41 PM VEN6:11 UAE (+1)9:11 PM CT-Doug Fister fell to 5-9, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk in 5.1 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Houston Astros 3-2 on Friday. Fister struck out five, ending the game with a 4.88 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.|
|Sep. 25 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Doug Fister allowed three runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Sunday. Fister struck out nine, ending the game with a 4.87 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.|
|Sep. 18 8:52 PM PT9:52 PM MT10:52 PM CT11:52 PM ET23:52 ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST11:22 PM VEN7:52 UAE (+1)10:52 PM CT-Doug Fister allowed five runs on four hits and five walks in 2.0 innings as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 on Monday. Fister did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.86 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.|
|Sep. 13 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET22:56 ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST10:26 PM VEN6:56 UAE (+1)9:56 PM CT-Doug Fister fell to 5-8, allowing six runs on six hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Wednesday. Fister struck out four, ending the game with a 4.40 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Fister allowed a season-high six runs after posting a 1.50 ERA in his four previous starts.
|Sep. 7 7:58 AM PT8:58 AM MT9:58 AM CT10:58 AM ET10:58 ET14:58 GMT22:58 7:58 AM MST9:58 AM EST10:28 AM VEN18:58 UAE9:58 AM CT-Doug Fister improved to 5-7, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in 7.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Wednesday. Fister struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.91 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: What a stretch for Fister over his last four starts. He has a 1.50 ERA in that stretch while opponents are hitting .136.
|Sep. 2 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET0:04 ET4:04 GMT12:04 9:04 PM MST11:04 PM EST11:34 PM VEN8:04 UAE11:04 PM CT-Doug Fister improved to 4-7, allowing one run on four hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 4-1 on Friday. Fister struck out five, ending the game with a 4.19 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: David Price can take his time getting back. Fister has now yielded just four runs across 23 innings while posting a stellar 0.65 WHIP over his last three starts, two of them wins. Considering those outings came against three of the AL's better offensive teams in the Indians, Orioles and Yankees, the right-hander is clearly back on the fantasy map.
|Aug. 27 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Doug Fister fell to 3-7, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Sunday. Fister struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.53 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: One outing after his shocking one-hitter in which he gave up a leadoff homer and held the Indians hitless the rest of the way, Fister again struggled in the first inning by allowing back-to-back RBI doubles.
|Aug. 22 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)10:24 PM CT-Doug Fister improved to 3-6, allowing one run on one hit and two walks in 9.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-1 on Tuesday. Fister struck out six, ending the game with a 4.78 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Fister pitched his first complete game since 2014 with Washington. He's 3-1 with a 3.62 ERA in his last four starts.
|Aug. 14 6:45 PM PT7:45 PM MT8:45 PM CT9:45 PM ET21:45 ET1:45 GMT9:45 6:45 PM MST8:45 PM EST9:15 PM VEN5:45 UAE (+1)8:45 PM CT-Doug Fister fell to 2-6, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks in 4.1 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on Monday. Fister struck out five, ending the game with a 5.56 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Fister held the Indians to two runs across 7 2/3 innings just two weeks ago, but failed to duplicate that effort and had a two-start winning streak snapped. Though he's pitched well lately, the well-traveled right-hander is 2-4 with a 5.17 ERA in six appearances at Fenway Park this season, and he'll face the Yankees at home next time out.
|Aug. 6 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Doug Fister improved to 2-5, allowing three runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Sunday. Fister struck out seven, ending the game with a 5.03 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Fister has won his last two starts behind a 3.21 ERA.
|July 31 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST9:57 PM VEN6:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-Doug Fister improved to 1-5, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 7.2 innings, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Monday. Fister struck out five, ending the game with a 6.27 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Fister earned his first win of the season and ended a string of 10 straight losses since his last win Aug. 22 with Houston.
|July 26 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Doug Fister fell to 0-5, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in 2.2 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Tuesday. Fister struck out three, ending the game with a 7.46 ERA and 1.86 WHIP on the season.|
|July 25 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-Doug Fister did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Monday. Fister did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.54 ERA and 1.85 WHIP on the season.|
|July 22 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Fister has been moved to the bullpen from the starting rotation.
Analysis: The Red Sox came out of the All-Star break using a six-man rotation but decided to go back to five and Fister was the odd man out. Since being claimed off waivers from the Angels, Fister is 0-4 with a 7.89 ERA in five games (four starts). Since he last pitched on Thursday, he isn't likely to be available out of the bullpen until Sunday.
|July 20 5:49 PM PT6:49 PM MT7:49 PM CT8:49 PM ET20:49 ET0:49 GMT8:49 5:49 PM MST7:49 PM EST8:19 PM VEN4:49 UAE (+1)7:49 PM CT-Fister fell to 0-4, allowing six runs on seven hits and four walks in 4.1 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 on Thursday. Fister struck out three, ending the game with a 7.89 ERA and 1.94 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He's failed to complete five innings in each of his last three starts.
|July 15 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET23:04 ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST10:34 PM VEN7:04 UAE (+1)10:04 PM CT-Doug Fister fell to 0-3, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks in 2.2 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees 4-1 on Saturday. Fister struck out one, ending the game with a 6.75 ERA and 1.79 WHIP on the season.|
|July 6 7:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET10:41 ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST10:11 AM VEN18:41 UAE9:41 AM CT-Doug Fister fell to 0-2, allowing six runs - four earned - on five hits and three walks in 3.2 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Wednesday. Fister struck out three, ending the game with a 6.14 ERA and 1.70 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Fister's first three turns in the rotation since being claimed on waivers haven't inspired much confidence, to say the least. Avoid him for now.
|July 1 9:46 PM PT10:46 PM MT11:46 PM CT12:46 AM ET0:46 ET4:46 GMT12:46 9:46 PM MST11:46 PM EST12:16 AM VEN8:46 UAE11:46 PM CT-Doug Fister allowed three runs on four hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday. Fister struck out five.
Analysis: Fister is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in two starts since joining Boston.
|June 25 5:27 PM PT6:27 PM MT7:27 PM CT8:27 PM ET20:27 ET0:27 GMT8:27 5:27 PM MST7:27 PM EST7:57 PM VEN4:27 UAE (+1)7:27 PM CT-Doug Fister fell to 0-1, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Sunday. Fister struck out six, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Fister had a solid Red Sox debut in his 200th career start, but is 0-6 with a 9.45 ERA in his last eight starts.
|June 23 12:28 PM PT1:28 PM MT2:28 PM CT3:28 PM ET15:28 ET19:28 GMT3:28 12:28 PM MST2:28 PM EST2:58 PM VEN23:28 UAE2:28 PM CT-The Red Sox have claimed Fister off waivers from the Angels.
Analysis: The 33-year-old opted out of his minor league contract with the Angels on Wednesday, though he has the right to refuse the claim and become a free agent. A 12-game winner for the Astros last season, Fister went 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Salt Lake after signing with the Angels last month. The Red Sox do have an opening in the rotation with Eduardo Rodriguez and Brian Johnson currently out with injuries.
|May 20 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-The Angels have signed Fister.
Analysis: Fister spent the entire offseason unsigned as he sought a major league contract, and he finally got one from an Angels team that is currently without rotation members Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs. The 33-year-old, who went 12-13 with a 4.64 ERA in 32 starts with Houston last season, will get some work at the Angels' spring training complex and likely make a few minor league starts before joining the team sometime next month.
|2009||Sea||3||4||0 - 0||11||10||0||61.0||63||29||28||11||15||0||36||1.28||4.13|
|2010||Sea||6||14||0 - 0||28||28||0||171.0||187||85||78||13||32||2||93||1.28||4.11|
|2011||Sea||3||12||0 - 0||21||21||3||146.0||139||57||54||7||32||2||89||1.17||3.33|
|2011||Det||8||1||0 - 0||11||10||0||70.1||54||19||14||4||5||0||57||0.84||1.79|
|2011||Tot||11||13||0 - 0||32||31||3||216.1||193||76||68||11||37||2||146||1.06||2.83|
|2012||Det||10||10||0 - 0||26||26||2||161.2||156||73||62||15||37||1||137||1.19||3.45|
|2013||Det||14||9||0 - 0||33||32||1||208.2||229||91||85||14||44||2||159||1.31||3.67|
|2014||Was||16||6||0 - 0||25||25||1||164.0||153||52||44||18||24||0||98||1.08||2.41|
|2015||Was||5||7||1 - 1||25||15||0||103.0||120||56||48||14||24||3||63||1.40||4.19|
|2016||Hou||12||13||0 - 0||32||32||0||180.1||195||98||93||24||62||1||115||1.43||4.64|
|2017||Bos||5||9||0 - 0||18||15||1||90.1||87||55||49||9||38||3||83||1.38||4.88|
|Career||82||85||1 - 1||230||214||8||1356.1||1383||615||555||129||313||14||930||1.25||3.68|
|2011||Det||Total||2||1||0 - 0||3||2||0||17.0||19||9||9||1||4||0||13||4.58|
|LDS||1||1||0 - 0||2||1||0||9.2||12||7||7||1||4||0||10||6.52|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.1||7||2||2||0||0||0||3||2.45|
|2012||Det||Total||0||1||0 - 0||3||3||0||19.1||16||3||3||0||7||0||16||1.40|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.0||6||2||2||0||2||0||8||2.57|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.1||6||0||0||0||4||0||5||0.00|
|WS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||4||1||1||0||1||0||3||1.50|
|2013||Det||Total||1||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||12.0||15||4||4||1||2||0||8||3.00|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||7||3||3||1||1||0||1||4.50|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||8||1||1||0||1||0||7||1.50|
|2014||Was||Total||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.0||4||0||0||0||3||0||3||0.00|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.0||4||0||0||0||3||0||3||0.00|
|2017||Bos||Total||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.1||4||3||3||1||1||0||1||20.25|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.1||4||3||3||1||1||0||1||20.25|
|Career||4||2||0 - 0||10||9||0||56.2||58||19||19||3||17||0||41||3.02|