Fis­ter nears re­turn

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Doug Fis­ter said he felt good af­ter his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion start Fri­day with Class AA Har­ris­burg, his sec­ond since land­ing on the dis­abled list May 15 with a strained flexor mus­cle in his right fore­arm. If Fis­ter has no is­sues af­ter his next bullpen ses­sion, he could re­join the Na­tion­als this week, Manager Matt Wil­liams said.

“We have to de­ter­mine how he comes through throw­ing the next bullpen,” Wil­liams said. “All in­di­ca­tions are that he’s been good.”

Bar­ring any set­backs, Fis­ter could be on track to start Wed­nes­day. Other in­jury up­dates:

Stephen Stras­burg felt good Satur­day, a day af­ter he faced hit­ters for the first time since land­ing on the dis­abled list May 30 with a strained left trapez­ius mus­cle. The next step for the right-han­der is a bullpen ses­sion and, if there are no is­sues with that, a mi­nor league re­hab start, Wil­liam said.

Wil­liams said right-handed re­liever Aaron Bar­rett un­der­went an MRI exam on his strained right biceps, but re­sults weren’t avail­able yet.

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