Tigers pitcher Mike Fiers leaves start with shin injury
Posted: 3:42 PM, Aug 01, 2018
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<p>DETROIT, MI - JULY 27: Mike Fiers #50 of the Detroit Tigers throws a second inning pitch while playing the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on July 27, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)</p>
DETROIT (AP) -- Tigers right-hander Mike Fiers left Detroit's game against Cincinnati on Wednesday with a left lower shin bruise.
Fiers was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Mason Williams in the top of the second inning. He was able to finish that inning, but Drew VerHagen relieved him to start the third. X-rays were negative.
Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA. He's pitched well enough that he was considered a candidate to be traded at the deadline, but the Tigers didn't move him.
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