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Gonzalez, meanwhile, is under team control until at least 2017 at escalating salaries of $8.5 million, $11 million and then $12 million.

All told, these are Fister’s teammates for the next two seasons, at the very least.

“It was such an honor to be a part of the staff that we had [in Detroit] with Scherzer and Verlander,” Fister said. “But coming into D.C. now, it’s gonna be the same thing with Strasburg and Zimmermann and Gonzalez and [Ross] Detwiler. … I’m definitely looking forward to being surrounded by such terrific pitchers.”