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Nationals, RHP Fister Avoid Arbitration With Deal

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the New York Mets on August 23, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the New York Mets on August 23, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-handed starter Doug Fister and the Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a contract, avoiding arbitration.

The Nationals announced the deal via their Twitter account Saturday.

Fister was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in a trade this offseason after he went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA over 208 2-3 innings in 2013.

He made $4,075,000 last season and when submitting his arbitration figure asked that his salary more than double to $8.5 million. The Nationals had offered $5.75 million.

Only one other Nationals player still could go to arbitration, right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard. He asked for a raise to $6.35 million from $4 million; the team offered $4.45 million. Clippard was 6-3 with a 2.41 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 71 innings in 2013.

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