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Orioles target Doug Fister comes off the board, agrees to one-year deal with Astros

Orioles target Doug Fister comes off the board, agrees to one-year deal with Astros

Another Orioles starting rotation target came off the board today when free-agent right-hander Doug Fister agreed to terms with the Houston Astros on a one-year contract.

Fister will receive a base salary of $7 million in 2016 with incentives that could raise the total value of the deal to $12 million, according to MLB Daily Dish, which first reported the signing.

The Orioles were interested in Fister, seeing him as an intriguing bounce-back candidate who could give them a high reward following a rocky 2015 season with the Washington Nationals.

Fister was initially seeking a two-year, $22 million deal, which the Orioles saw as a risky investment given...

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