1. Not necessarily — his next start is jeopardized by a groin issue, but not yet out of the question.
2. “The soreness isn’t any different than it was (on Sunday),” said trainer Kevin Rand.
3. Five days rest might help Fister. Normally he would pitch on four.
4. An MRI showed an abductor strain. Mild to moderate.
5. “Nothing too major,” said Fister, who wouldn’t speculate on whether he’d be ready by Saturday.