April 7, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister (58) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Doug Fister Injury: Tigers Pitcher To Start On Saturday Against Rockies

Tigers pitcher Doug Fister will return from another stint on the disabled list on Saturday and get the start against the Colorado Rockies.

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Doug Fister Injury: Tigers Pitcher Officially Activated From DL

On Friday night, the Detroit Tigers announced via the Twitter account of Brian Britten that right-handed starting pitcher Doug Fister will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday after missing time with a left side strain. In addition, the club optioned Matt Young and Casey Crosby to Triple-A Toledo and recalled Thad Weber.

Fister will make his return start on Saturday when the Tigers host the Colorado Rockies at Comerica Park. His last appearance came on May 28 against the Boston Red Sox when he allowed six runs on 11 hits in five innings pitched. Fister will look to record his first win of the season, as he is 0-3 in six starts this year.

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Doug Fister Injury: Tigers Pitcher To Come Off DL, Start Saturday

Doug Fister, who has been on the disabled list with a strain in his left side, will make his first start in more than two weeks on Saturday, according to Detroit Tigers media relations director Brian Britten:

Fister last took the hill on May 28, when he was shelled for 11 hits and six earned runs in 5.0 innings. He had given up just six earned runs combined in the three starts prior to that, so something certainly seemed amiss.

Fister has been sidelined twice this season for issues with his left side. His first stint on the DL lasted a month, from April 8 to May 7, but he came back and dominated -- until his most recent setback.

Earlier Thursday, the Tigers announced that rookie pitcher Drew Smyly has been placed on the DL with a blister.

The Tigers will play the Colorado Rockies at home in Fister's return.

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Doug Fister Injury: Tigers Pitcher Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

Our worst fears have been confirmed: Detroit Tigers righthander Doug Fister will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a left costochondral (rib) strain. MLB.com's Jason Beck broke the seemingly inevitable news, in addition to the subsequent call-up of Brayan Villarreal to assume Fister's roster spot.

Fister left today's start against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning holding his side in clear pain, so a DL stint is not necessarily a shock in this case. Even though Detroit went on to demolish the visiting Red Sox 10-0, the prospect of losing such an important piece of the starting rotation, for any length of time, is a frustrating concept for the Tigers brass.

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