Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister threw a bullpen session for the first time since April 17, when he had to cut the throwing short after 12 pitches due to abdominal pain.
Fister reportedly threw about 50 pitches Thursday and didn't feel any soreness or pain when interviewed Friday. Via Chris Iott of MLive.com:
"He had a really good session yesterday and feels really good today," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Friday. "There were no setbacks."
Fister started the second game of the season for Detroit and pitched 3 and 2/3 scoreless innings before leaving with a left costochondral strain and going on the disabled list on April 8. After a midseason trade brought him to Detroit last season, Fister made eight starts for the Tigers, racking up eight wins to one loss and an ERA of 1.79.
Duane Below will fill in for Fister in the pitching rotation until his return.