The move is retroactive to Tuesday.
Fister is 0-3 with a 3.15 ERA in six starts this season for the Tigers. He allowed season-highs of six runs and 11 hits in five innings of a 7-4 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Fister missed most of April after leaving his first start of the season, also against the Red Sox, with a left side strain. He returned to the Tigers on May 7.
Detroit will recall left-hander Casey Crosby from Triple-A Toledo on Friday. Crosby will start against the Yankees that night.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.