Nationals News: Washington Activates Doug Fister Off Disabled List To Start Thursday

The Washington Nationals activated RHP Doug Fister off the disabled list to start in Thursday's contest against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Here's the Associated Press with the report:

Fister spent 35 days on the disabled list with forearm tightness. He is 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in seven starts.

Right-handed reliever Taylor Hill was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. The 26-year-old Hill had a 3.75 ERA in six relief appearances for Washington, allowing five earned runs in 12 innings.

"He's been pressed into duty a couple of times in mid-games that he's had to come in and pitch multiple innings, but I think he's done well," manager Matt Williams said.

Williams added that RHP Max Scherzer will start on Friday, followed by Gio Gonzalez on Saturday and Joe Ross on Sunday.

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