Fister has skin cancer removed, says he's OK

WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they're at risk for the disease.

Williams says it's a big issue in baseball because there's constant exposure to the sun.

Fister pitched six innings Friday night in a 10-3 loss to San Francisco, ending Washington's 10-game winning streak 10-3.

Fister was asked after the game about what appeared to be a cut on his neck. He said he had some skin cancer removed a couple of days earlier, and that he was OK.

Williams said there was no thought given to Fister skipping his turn because the doctors said there were no issues.


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