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Giants' Matthew Boyd: Shut down with flexor strain
Boyd has a flexor tendon strain and won't throw for four weeks, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
He will be re-evaluated after the shutdown. Boyd had surgery on his flexor tendon in September 2021, so this is a concerning diagnosis. He hasn't pitched at all this season and should be considered out indefinitely.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Matthew Boyd: Experiences elbow discomfort
Boyd felt some discomfort in his left elbow during Monday's live batting practice session, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
The Giants have yet to reveal next steps for Boyd, but the team will likely see how he feels over the course of the next few days before re-evaluating the southpaw. If he's unable to begin a rehab assignment soon, his return date could creep into late July and possibly into August.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Matthew Boyd: Scheduled to face hitters Monday
Boyd (elbow) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Monday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Boyd has been throwing 40-pitch bullpen sessions since April and has been able to mix in all of his pitches. The southpaw has spent the start of the season recovering from left flexor tendon surgery that he underwent last September, but he'll likely be able to begin a rehab assignment soon before rejoining the Giants in late June or early July.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Matthew Boyd: Nearing live BP sessions
Boyd (elbow) is almost ready for live batting practice, Evan Webeck of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Boyd continues to recover from his left flexor tendon surgery from last September. He's been throwing 40-pitch bullpen sessions since April. Webeck adds that Boyd is unlikely to be ready to return when first eligible June 6 -- it's more likely the southpaw returns in late June or early July, depending on if the Giants need him to function as a starter or as a reliever.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Matthew Boyd: Throwing program progressing
Boyd (elbow) played catch Thursday and threw a side session Friday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
He continues to make small progress in his throwing program, but we won't see him until June at the earliest, given that he is on the 60-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Matthew Boyd: Making progress
Boyd (elbow) has been throwing off a mound twice a week and is making good progress, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
The Giants signed Boyd to a one-year, $5.2 million deal in mid-March knowing full well that he wouldn't be recovered from September elbow surgery until June. It looks as though he's still on that pace.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Matthew Boyd: Shifts to 60-day IL
Boyd (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Boyd underwent flexor tendon surgery on his left elbow in September and isn't expected to be ready for game action until June, so it's not a surprise he'll open the season on the 60-day IL. The 31-year-old had a 3.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 67:23 K:BB over 78.2 innings for Detroit last season, and he'll be in the mix for a rotation spot with San Francisco after inking a one-year, $5.2 million deal in mid-March.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Matthew Boyd: Signs with Giants
Boyd (elbow) signed a one-year, $5.2 million deal with the Giants on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Boyd underwent flexor tendon surgery in his left elbow in September and isn't expected to return until June. Once healthy, he'll compete for a spot in the Giants' increasingly crowded rotation. The lefty had what looked like a breakout season in 2019, as his typically sub-par strikeout rate spiked to 30.2 percent, though that came with a 4.56 ERA. He lost all his strikeout gains in 2020 as his ERA soared to 6.71 and then saw his strikeout rate slip still further to 19.9 percent in 2021, though that came with a career-best 3.89 ERA. What version of Boyd takes the mound in 2022 once he's healthy remains to be seen.... See More ... See Less
Matthew Boyd: Let go by Detroit
Boyd (elbow) was non-tendered by the Tigers on Tuesday.
Boyd underwent flexor tendon surgery in late September and was likely to be unavailable for the start of the 2022 campaign, and Detroit opted not to tender him a contract. The 30-year-old lefty pitched well when healthy last season with a 3.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 67:23 K:BB over 78.2 innings (15 starts). He'll now need to contend with free agency in addition to his rehab program.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Set for flexor tendon surgery
Boyd will undergo surgery on the flexor tendon in his left elbow Monday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Boyd had a second visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache this week which prompted fears of Tommy John surgery, but he'll instead be undergoing a different procedure on his elbow. The 30-year-old is without an official recovery timeline but hopes to pitch at some point next season, which makes it sound as though he may not be ready for Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Visiting another surgeon
Boyd (elbow) is scheduled for a second visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache early next week, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Boyd recently had a visit with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Meister, and he's now scheduled to check in with Dr. ElAttrache, both of which are known for their experience with Tommy John surgery. A decision has yet to be made on whether the left-hander will require the procedure, but it appears to be a possibility and leaves his availability for 2022 in question.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: To see orthopedic surgeon
Boyd (elbow strain) will see orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Meister for an evaluation, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Considering Meister just performed Tommy John surgery on Tigers catcher Jake Rogers, this is a concerning development. It seems highly unlikely that Boyd will pitch again this season and it's possible he won't pitch again until the 2023 season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Scratched from Friday's start
Boyd is no longer starting Friday's game against the Rays for an undisclosed reason, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Tyler Alexander will start in his place.
The reason for the change isn't known at this point, but the Tigers should provide an update on Boyd's status prior to first pitch.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: On IL with elbow strain
Boyd was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left elbow strain.
Given the timing of the injury, this may mean the end of Boyd's season. He dealt with elbow soreness from mid-June to late-August and was scratched from Friday's start. Tyler Alexander replaced him in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Elbow soreness returns
Boyd was scratched from Friday's start against the Rays because of the same recurring elbow soreness that sidelined him from mid-June to late August, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The southpaw will be further examined by Detroit's medical staff to figure out the severity of the issue, but given that the same injury put Boyd on the shelf for over two months already this season, it wouldn't be at all surprising if he doesn't return in 2021. Per Evan Woodbery of MLive.com, he will be placed on the injured list, though the transaction has not been made official at this point. Tyler Alexander draws the start in his place Friday.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Takes loss against Reds
Boyd (3-8) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six across four innings, taking the loss to the Reds on Saturday.
Boyd gave up all five of his runs in the third inning. He allowed five hits in the inning, capped off by an Aristides Aquino three-run homer. Boyd has hurled four-inning losses in both of his starts since returning from the 60-day injured list with a triceps injury. The 30-year-old has a 3.89 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 67 strikeouts in 78.2 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 234 lbs|
|Birthplace: Mercer Island, WA|
|School: Oregon State|
|Bats/Throws: L, L|