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.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Opening 2018 World Series Odds The 2018 World Series opening odds have been released. Who is favored, who is the biggest challenger, and who is also in the mix?
Thumbnail Astros vs. Dodgers Pick Are the Houston Astros going to clinch their first-ever World Series title Wednesday night in Game 7 with an upset win at the Los Angeles Dodgers? Game time is...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Dodgers Pick Can the Houston Astros clinch their first-ever World Series title Tuesday night in Game 6 at the Los Angeles...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Astros Pick Are the Los Angeles Dodgers going to ride Clayton Kershaw to a victory over the host Houston Astros in a pivotal Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night? First pitch is at...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Astros Pick Are the Houston Astros going to win a third straight game over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night in Game 4 of the World Series? First pitch is at...

MLB Team Pages