- CSNwashington.com - Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Nationals agreed to terms with starting pitcher Doug Fister on a contract for 2014 to avoid arbitration, the team announced on Saturday. 

The deal leaves Tyler Clippard as the only Nats player yet to reach an agreement for this season. Fister and Clippard were among eight different Nationals who filed for arbitration on Jan. 14.

Exact financial terms have not been released, but Fister filed on Jan. 17 for $8.5 million. The Nationals countered with $5.5 million, leaving significant room between them.

Fister joined the Nationals in a Dec. 2 trade with the Tigers. In exchange the Nationals sent prospect Robbie Ray, reliever Ian Krol and infielder Steve Lombardozzi to Detroit.

Fister, a five-year pro, holds a 3.53 career ERA across 130 total appearances. In 2013 he went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA in 208 2/3 innings pitched with the Tigers.