Fister OK after skin-cancer removal procedure

Fister OK after skin-cancer removal procedure

WASHINGTON -- Nationals starter Doug Fister told the media Friday night that the stitches on the right side of his neck resulted from a skin-cancer removal procedure he underwent "a couple days ago."

Fister surrendered four earned runs over six innings in Washington's 10-3 loss to Giants -- the most runs he's allowed since June 15.

But the right-hander said after the game that the procedure and subsequent wound on his neck did not influence his performance, and he's "good" moving forward.

"It had no effect tonight," Fister said.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.