Monday, November 27, 2017

Ex-Sox Pitcher Doug Fister Signed By Texas Rangers

What might have been a low-cost fifth-starter option for the Red Sox is now on to Arlington, Texas. Former Boston starter Doug Fister signed a one-year, $4 million deal with Texas that includes a club option for 2019. If everything goes well for the right-hander over the next two seasons, the deal could balloon to a maximum of $11.5 million. During the second-half of 2017, the 33-year-old Fister was effective for the Red Sox—posting a 4.88 ERA and boosting his strikeouts.