Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Remember Doug Fister's pulled side muscle in April? Well, it's back. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Tigers have placed Fister on the 15-day DL, retroactive to yesterday, with a strained muscle in his left side. Fister started for the Tigers on Monday in Boston, and got hammered, allowing six runs on 11 hits in five innings. He didn't have a win in the five starts he made since coming off the DL on May 7th, pitching to a 3.52 ERA with a 21:7 strikeout to walk ratio. Where does this leave the Tigers? Well, when Fister went out for the first time, the Tigers turned to Adam Wilk. Wilk made three starts, and had an 8.18 ERA in 11 innings. To be fair, six of those runs came in two innings in his final start against the Mariners of all teams. Wilk also got shelled for 21 hits over those 11 innings, striking out seven and walking three. Since returning to AAA Toledo, Wilk has a 3.79 ERA in six starts, throwing 38 innings while striking out 27 and walking eight. Based on wh...
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