Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has been a name thrown around in trade rumors over the last few seasons. However, his latest injury update makes it hard to think he will be dealt at the deadline this year.
The veteran pitcher is reportedly unlikely to be back on the mound anytime this month.
Matthew Boyd Injury Update
Boyd is working his way back from tendinitis and inflammation in his throwing arm that he originally suffered in early June. The 30-year-old lefty doesn't seem to be progressing as quickly as the Tigers thought he would and it has caused his recovery timeline to lengthen by a few weeks.
There hasn't been much to cheer about for Detroit baseball fans over the last few seasons, but Boyd has been a bright spot in the starting rotation. He has been great when healthy this year, pitching to a 3.44 ERA with 56 strikeouts across 70.2 innings.
Hopefully Boyd will be able to get back to shutting down opposing hitters sometime late in the season. The Tigers remain long shots to make the playoffs and currently have the fourth-worst odds to win the American League pennant at +20000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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