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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 04:23 am
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Having patiently waited out a contract, free agent starter Doug Fister appears close to settling on a new home.

The right-hander held a showcase on Thursday, with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Los Angeles Angels the four teams in attendance, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, who cites a major-league source.

Fister also threw a session for the San Francisco Giants, who are without their injured ace Madison Bumgarner.

The Mets, in particular, showed interest in Fister early in the season after injuries to Steven Matz and Seth Lugo. With news of Matt Harvey's three-day suspension and Noah Syndergaard's extended absence, Fister seems to be a logical fit.

Meanwhile the Blue Jays, who have been without the services of J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez, continue to lack a prominent and reliable arm in the bottom half of their rotation. After a pair of underwhelming performances, the club designated Mat Latos for assignment Friday and will instead lean on reliever Joe Biagini, who is making his first career start Sunday.

After failing to come to terms on a major-league deal this past offseason, Fister remains the top free-agent starter available. The 33-year-old spent last year with the Houston Astros, finishing with a 4.64 ERA, 115 strikeouts, and a 1.42 WHIP in 32 starts.