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Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
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65-97 3-7 L2

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 117.2 7 8 3.52 117 32

Top Tarik Skubal News

  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Getting in grip-strengthening work

    Skubal (elbow) has been focused on forearm- and grip-strengthening work at this stage of his rehab program and has yet to resume throwing, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Skubal is on the mend from the season-ending surgery he underwent Aug. 17 to repair the flexor muscle in his left elbow. The procedure typically doesn't carry as lengthy of a recovery timeline as Tommy John surgery, but it's worth noting that former Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd had the same flexor tendon surgery Sept. 27 of last year and didn't begin a minor-league rehab assignment until more than 10 months later. Skubal won't necessarily face a similar recovery timeline, but the young left-hander should be expected to open 2023 on the injured list and miss a large chunk of the upcoming season.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Undergoes flexor tendon surgery

    Skubal, who has already been ruled out for the rest of the 2022 season, underwent successful flexor tendon surgery on his left elbow Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    The 25-year-old was ruled out for the season last week and was set to visit a specialist in Los Angeles, who apparently determined that surgery was necessary. A typical recovery takes nine months, so Skubal is likely to miss significant time to begin the 2023 campaign. The lefty made 21 starts for Detroit this season and finished with a 3.52 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 117:32 K:BB across 117.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Done for season, seeing specialist

    Skubal is visiting a specialist in Los Angeles on Monday to check on his elbow and isn't on track to return this season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Skubal was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday, which technically left him enough time to return at the tail end of the season, but it's now official that he won't pitch again in 2022. The lefty's initial diagnosis was merely arm fatigue, but a significantly more serious issue appears to be in play. Whether or not his absence will stretch into next season could become clear after Monday's evaluation.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Shifts to 60-day IL

    Skubal (arm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

    The 25-year-old originally landed on the shelf with arm fatigue after his last start Aug. 1. He can technically be activated in early October, but with only a couple games left on the schedule at that point the move to the 60-day IL will likely end his 2022 campaign. Skubal was able to quickly resume a throwing program after being shut down, but he apparently had some type of a setback over the past week. He came on strong for the Tigers this year with a 3.52 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 117:32 K:BB across 117.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Resuming throwing program

    Skubal (arm) is scheduled to restart his throwing program within the next couple days, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    The left-hander landed on the 10-day IL with arm fatigue earlier this week, and it's an encouraging sign he isn't expected to be shut down from throwing for long. Skubal won't be eligible to be reinstated to the active roster until Aug. 17, but it's unclear if he'll be ready at that point. Bryan Garcia was promoted to start Friday against the Rays in Skubal's place.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Heads to IL

    The Tigers placed Skubal on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with left arm fatigue.

    According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, inflammation was detected in Skubal's forearm after he exited Monday's 5-3 extra-inning loss to the Twins, but the Tigers characterized his injury differently upon deactivating him. Assuming Skubal is in fact dealing with fatigue rather than any sort of forearm strain or structural damage, he should have a shot at returning from the IL when first eligible Aug. 17. Detroit will first have to replace Skubal's rotation spot Friday against the Rays, with the team likely to either treat the contest as a bullpen day or to call up a spot starter from the minors.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Dealing with forearm inflammation

    Skubal was diagnosed with left forearm inflammation Tuesday and is expected to miss at least one turn through Detroit's starting rotation, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    The left-hander exited Monday's start with left arm fatigue after five scoreless innings, and it now appears he could be headed to the injured list. Skubal has been a bright spot for the Tigers this year with a 3.52 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 117:32 K:BB over 117.2 innings, and the team is likely to exercise significant caution since he's dealing with a forearm injury.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Leaves with arm fatigue

    Skubal was removed from Monday's 5-3 extra-inning loss to the Twins with left arm fatigue. He struck out four and allowed three hits and two walks over five shutout frames before exiting the contest.

    Skubal shined in a third straight start, but took a no-decision despite exiting with a 2-0 lead before the arm issue cropped up. Per Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic, Skubal said after the game that he's planning to make his next start, but that may be contingent on him throwing a bullpen session without discomfort in the next few days. The southpaw tentatively lines up to make his next turn through the rotation Saturday versus the Rays.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Posts another strong outing

    Skubal allowed two unearned runs on three hits across six innings but did not factor into the decision in Wednesday's 4-3 over the Padres. He walked three and struck out two.

    Coming out of the All-Star break, Skubal has now tossed 12 innings without allowing an earned run. It's reminiscent of how the lefty looked earlier in the year, and he's lowered his ERA to 3.67 in the process. It remains to be seen if Skubal can keep this up or if he'll run into a rough patch again, but he certainly looks like Detroit's ace at the moment. He'll aim to keep rolling in his next scheduled start Monday against the Twins.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Electric in Thursday's win

    Skubal (7-8) allowed one unearned run on two hits across six innings to earn the win in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Athletics. He walked two and struck out nine.

    Skubal started the second half of the season with a bang, and it was reminiscent of how he was rolling in the first few months of the year. Perhaps the extra rest helped the lefty, who's now up to 106.2 innings after tossing a career-high 149.1 innings in 2021. It will be interesting to see what Skubal has left in the tank as the season progresses and he potentially eclipses 150 innings, but the 38-55 Tigers will certainly be cautious with the 25-year-old if he shows signs of wearing down. Skubal is tentatively slated to take the hill again Tuesday against the Padres.

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  • Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Takes loss Wednesday

    Skubal (6-8) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits across six innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Royals. He had no walks and struck out five.

    Skubal allowed two runs across six innings in his last start five days ago, but Wednesday's outing was more in line with other recent results. The lefty has now allowed four earned runs or more in his five of his last eight starts. During that stretch, Skubal has seen his ERA climb from 2.15 to 4.11. His early-season success seems to be a distant memory, but he'll look to revert back to that form in his next scheduled appearance July 21 against the Athletics following the All-Star break.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Hawyard, CA
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, L