Doug Fister to make debut on Friday, Nationals tired to sign him to extension

getty images

getty images

On Friday night Doug Fister will make his season debut for the Washington Nationals.

Fister, 30, was acquired in an offseason trade from the Detroit Tigers. He later signed a one-year deal with the Nationals for $7.2 million as they avoided arbitration but the Washington Post reports that the two sides did entertain the idea of a long-term extension. The Nationals still hold a option for 2015 on Fister.

The news that the Nationals tried to reach a long-term deal with Fister is not a surprise but trade talks never got very far. How well Fister pitches going forward will be the biggest key to a future deal being discussed.

Sign Up For Our E-mail List

  • MLB Stories Delivered To Your Mailbox
  • Trending News from NFL, NASCAR, WWE & More
  • Easy Access to Return to Our Site

Get e-mails from Tireball Sports now!