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MLB Injury News:
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander exited
yesterday’s start due to what the team called “cracked skin on his right thumb.”
It doesn’t sound like a significant injury, and the Tigers have told reporters –
including Tom Gage of The Detroit News – that it’s not a big deal.
The minor skin ailment wasn’t quite a blister – according to
Verlander – but he and the Tigers decided he should call it a day after the
seventh inning so as to not cause a more significant injury.
"A little bit of a blister," he called it.
"It developed toward the end of my last start, and it started getting a
little bit worse in the fifth inning of this game. We came to the decision
there's no point in creating something that could be a nagging issue. So we
called it a day."
After the game – which the Tigers ultimately lost in extras –
Verlander basically laughed at the thought of not making his next start. He
said he exited the game as a precaution so that he would be able to take the
hill during his next regularly scheduled appearance.
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