The MLB hot stove is finally starting to heat up.
Doug Fister appears to be first domino to fall, as the 33-year-old right-hander will latch on with the Texas Rangers on a major-league deal, according to Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston. The deal is reportedly pending a physical.
Fister, who spent 2017 with the AL East-champion Red Sox, pitched to a 4.88 ERA in 18 games (15 starts). It’s a far cry from his best days with the Tigers and Nationals, as Fister carries a career 3.68 ERA, but he remains a reliable veteran arm.
Although it was only one start, Fister limited the Yankees to one run in seven innings last season with Boston, so it could be beneficial for the Bombers to no longer have the veteran pitching in the division.
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