• Nationals right-hander Doug Fister played catch on Tuesday and didn't have any problems throwing the baseball. Fister missed a start last week because of inflammation in his right elbow. Fister will get Wednesday off and then throw on flat ground again before having a bullpen session and working in a game. Williams did not give a timetable as to when Fister will pitch in a game.
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