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Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Washington Nationals works the second inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Former Tiger Doug Fister Has Skin Cancer Removed, Says He’s Okay

A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they’re at risk for the disease.

97.1 The Ticket–08/24/2014

Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Washington Nationals works the second inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Former Tiger Doug Fister Has Skin Cancer Removed, Says He’s Okay

Asked about what appeared to be a cut on his neck, Fister said: “I had some skin cancer removed a couple of days ago.”

97.1 The Ticket–08/23/2014

Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Washington Nationals works the second inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Doug Fister Better Than Ever Since Tigers Traded Him Away

This is one trade that Tigers fans will not soon let the organization forget.

CBS Detroit–08/13/2014

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)

Dave Dombrowski’s Best Trades [BLOG]

So as mad as I still remain about the Fister trade, I thought it would be good therapy to take a look at all the players that DD dealt away and how most of them have failed to succeed.

97.1 The Ticket–08/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 11:  Robbie Ray #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the fourth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on May 11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Future Uncertain For Robbie Ray After Two Solid Starts For Tigers

Robbie Ray, a rookie filling in for 2013 ERA champion Anibal Sanchez, certainly made the most of his two starts in the big leagues.

CBS Detroit–05/12/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 06: Robbie Ray #38 of the Detroit Tigers throws a second inning pitch while playing the Houston Astros at Comerica Park on May 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Robbie Ray Leaves Major League Debut With Tears In His Eyes

Ray got a standing ovation when he left the game Tuesday night.

CBS Detroit–05/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 06: Detroit Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones #51 and manager Brad Ausmus #7 watch the action from the dugout during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on April 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 3-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Pitching Coach Breaks Down ‘Deception’ Of Robbie Ray’s Delivery; Ausmus, Avila Weigh In

Alex Avila can understand how Astros batters struggled to hit Robbie Ray’s deceptive fastball; at times Avila struggled to catch it.

CBS Detroit–05/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18:  General manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers celebrates on the field after the Tigers won 8-1 against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Robbie Ray To Start For Tigers On May 6

Ray will take the spot of 2013 ERA champion Anibal Sanchez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a laceration on his middle finger.

CBS Detroit–04/30/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 12:  Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on July 12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Rangers 7-2. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Drew Smyly Back To Bullpen (For Now)

Smyly pitched out of the bullpen in 2013, recording an ERA of 2.37 as the most reliable reliever for the Tigers last season.

CBS Detroit–04/04/2014

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)

Fister Injures Back Muscle In Minor League Game

Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister left a minor league start after one inning Thursday with a strain of the latissimus dorsi muscle on the right side of his back and may not be able to take his first turn in the rotation on April 6.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2014

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