Fister continues throwing, will toss bullpen Friday

Fister continues throwing, will toss bullpen Friday

VIERA, Fla. -- Right-hander Doug Fister played catch for the third straight day, this time from 120 feet. However, Fister felt a little tightness in his elbow, according to manager Matt Williams, who pointed out that Fister played catch for three days in a row. Some tightness was expected after having time off because of inflammation in the elbow.

However, that will not stop Fister from having a bullpen session on Friday. Fister said he never had elbows problem in the past.

"There are always things here and there. It's nothing major. It's just a little inflammation, a little soreness," Fister said. "I want to nip it in the bud right now and alleviate it from happening during the season."

Fister was acquired from the Tigers in December for infielder Steve Lombardozzi and pitchers Robbie Ray and Ian Krol.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. Follow him on Twitter @WashingNats. Andrew Simon is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.