Doug Fister's return to the mound for the Detroit Tigers comes at a place he should know very well.
The right-hander comes off the disabled list Monday night to make his first appearance in Seattle and against the Mariners since they traded him to the Tigers last summer.
Fister allowed three hits and struck out three in 3 2-3 innings April 7 against Boston before he left the game with a left side strain. Though the recovery has been longer than he expected, Fister is finally ready to return.
"He's a little rusty, but he's ready to go," manager Jim Leyland told the Tigers' official website. "He feels totally confident that he's ready to go."
After breaking in with Seattle in 2009, Fister went 12-30 with a 3.82 ERA in 59 starts for the Mariners before Detroit acquired him in a six-player deal at last year's trade deadline.
He looks to help the Tigers avoid a fifth consecutive loss to Seattle (13-17), which outscored them 21-9 while sweeping a three-game set at Comerica Park last ...