Found April 26, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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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. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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