Fister nears return
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.