New Nationals pitcher Doug Fister says he looks forward to using his groundball-inducing style in front of Washington's fielders.
In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, a day after the four-player deal that sent him from Detroit to Washington, Fister says he is ''looking forward to having that defense.''
He adds, ''My job is to get through seven innings and keep zeroes on the board.''
Fister also calls limiting opponents' stolen bases ''a focal point.''
The 6-foot-8 right-hander, who is 29, will be under team control for the next two years. He went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA last season.
In Monday's deal, Detroit got utility player Steve Lombardozzi, left-handed reliever Ian Krol, and lefty pitching prospect Robbie Ray.

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