06 May 2012
The Tigers must be ecstatic to see Fister return. The club was 0-3 when his rotation slot came up while he was out (three starts by Adam Wilk), so they could do for a boost. Fister is 8-1 with a 1.70 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP since he joined the Tigers late last season. Justin Verlander got all the attention (and he did deserve it), but Fister was every bit as good for the Tigers during the stretch run.
Fister pitched four innings of scoreless ball with five strikeouts, one walk, and two hits allowed last week in a rehab start for the Toledo Mud Hens.
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