The Detroit Tigers traded starting pitcher Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players. The deal was announced Monday night.
The Nationals sent infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-hander Ian Krol and minor league lefty Robbie Ray to Detroit.
The AL Central champion Tigers have been busy reshaping their roster this off-season. They traded slugger Prince Fielder to Texas and also let All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta leave as a free agent for St. Louis.
The 29-year-old Fister was 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA last season. The righty was 32-20 in two-plus seasons with the Tigers and has pitched especially well in the postseason.
A’s closing on Kazmir
A person with knowledge of the negotiations said free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir is closing in on a $22 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
The new contract would be pending a physical.
The 29-year-old Kazmir went 10-9 with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts and 158 innings last season for the Cleveland Indians.
Rangers Fan Fest
Texas Rangers Fan Fest will be at Rangers Ballpark from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25, the club announced Monday.
Tickets are available at texasrangers.com/fanfest or by calling 972-726-4377.
Tickets for the Rangers’ awards dinner on Jan. 24 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine also are available at texasrangers.com/awards.