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Houston Astros take smart gamble on Doug Fister - SweetSpot- ESPN
Doug Fister was hampered by an injury last season with the Nationals and his ERA ballooned, but if healthy, he could be a steal for the Astros.

Astros Sign Doug Fister - MLB Trade Rumors
The Astros have announced the signing of righty Doug Fister to a one-year deal. The PSI Sports Management client will receive a $7MM guarantee in the contract, which includes incentives that can boost its total value to $12MM, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation tweets.

Astros Take the Doug Fister Chance | FanGraphs Baseball
Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.

Astros sign Doug Fister | MLB.com
HOUSTON -- The Astros' starting rotation, which was second in the American League last season with a 3.71 ERA, got even deeper on Thursday when the team announced the signing of free-agent right-hander Doug Fister to a one-year deal.

Astros add veteran Doug Fister to the starting rotation – HardballTalk
The deal is worth up to $12 million with incentives.

Astros add veteran Doug Fister to the starting rotation – HardballTalk
The deal is worth up to $12 million with incentives.

Doug Fister is a free-agent fit for the Astros | MLB.com
On the surface, it's easy to see why Doug Fister didn't garner much attention on the free-agent market this offseason. He turns 32 next week, he posted very poor numbers in a contract year and his velocity hit career lows in 2015.

Astros sign now-former Nationals' starter Doug Fister to one-year deal - Federal Baseball
Doug Fister missed time with a forearm injury and struggled to keep the ball down when he was on the mound in 2015, so the Washington Nationals didn't make a qualifying offer to the right-hander, who signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros today.

MLB News

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The Royals are delightfully cocky, and there's a whole lot of orange to go around.

The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again - SBNation.com
Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball includes more compensation ridiculousness, #BaeRod and the best middle-of-the-orders in baseball.

Rockies trade Corey Dickerson to Rays for Jake McGee and a minor leaguer, per reports - Purple Row
A trade! Finally!

The Rockies are still weird, but they might know what they're doing with Jake McGee - SBNation.com
The Rockies traded for a reliever, which seems like a waste of resources. Let's attack this from some different angles, then ...