Tigers place Tarik Skubal on 60-day injured list

Tigers position Tarik Skubal on 60-day injured listing

The Detroit Tigers will likely be without their best pitcher for the rest of the season after placing left-handed starter Tarik Skubal on the 60-day injured list on Friday. They recalled lefty Daniel Norris, who will start Friday’s game vs. the White Sox, to fill Skubal’s roster spot.

Skubal is 7-8 with a 3.52 ERA and 117 strikeouts over 117 2/3 innings in his third season with the Tigers. He didn’t allow an earned run over his past three starts (17 innings).

The 25-year-old went on the 15-day IL with arm fatigue on Aug. 3, retroactive to Aug. 2, the day of Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. Skubal was involved in trade rumors leading into August, but the Tigers kept him and other pitchers including Gregory Soto, Joe Jiménez and Andrew Chafin. They did send outfielder Robbie Grossman to the Atlanta Braves and right-handed reliever Michael Fulmer to the Minnesota Twins.

The Tigers fired executive vice president and general manager Al Avila on Aug. 10.

Norris, 29, signed with the Tigers on July 26 after the Cubs released him four days earlier. He was with the Tigers from 2015 until 2021, appearing in 139 games as a starter and reliever with a 4.59 ERA.

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