Doug Fister out, Drew Smyly in for Saturday

Turns out the Tigers didn’t need to wait until the last minute to decide on Doug Fister. He has been officially scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Angels. Drew Smyly will start in his place.

Fister continues to be bothered by a right adductor strain in his groin. It will mark the third time this season that injuries have forced him to miss time.

The fact that the Tigers will wait until Friday night to make a roster move suggests they’re not expecting to have to put Fister on the disabled list. Feasibly, they could use next Monday’s off-day to move everybody up and push back the next spot until next Saturday. Practically, though, it would only make a day’s difference.

“We will obviously have to make a move at some point to get Smyly on the club so he can pitch Saturday,” Leyland said.

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JL had better play it smart with smyly……he doesn’t look to be in the form we’d like him to be in. Long man better be prepared to put in some work. With that said, good luck to both Doug and Drew. Go tigers.

Verlander IS starting on Tuesday, right?

hope so – team website still says sanchez tho

Terrific……..

JV, Porcello, Smyly, Scherzer, Day off, JV , Sánchez, Porcello or Fister or Smyly? Porcello?,Scherzer, JV

Monday’s off-day to move everybody up and push back the next spot until next Saturday

what reasons are there to NOT do that?

Beck said:”Monday’s off-day to move everybody up and push back the next spot until next Saturday” So the plan could be different.

And the the too long rest for the pitchers

“Tigers infielder Ramon Santiago sat in the clubhouse and played with his son, Raymond, as he prepared to watch his 10th straight game from the bench Tuesday night, a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.” Perry A. Farrell, Det free press, aug. 22nd

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