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June 16, 2021 12:12 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Heads to IL
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Boyd was placed on the 10-day injured list with left arm discomfort Tuesday, Jason Beck of reports.

The southpaw will be further evaluated in the next 24 hours, so it's still possible he'll be given a more detailed diagnosis and return timeline in the near future. For the time being, he'll miss at least his next turn through the rotation. He'll be eligible to come off the IL on June 25.

June 15, 2021 04:12 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: May require IL stint
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Manager A.J. Hinch suggested that Boyd could be in line for a stint on the injured list after he exited his start in Monday's 10-3 win over the Royals with a suspected triceps issue, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. "We're gonna have to figure out some things," Hinch said in reference to who might replace Boyd in the rotation.

The Tigers officially attributed Boyd's removal from the contest to left arm discomfort, but the southpaw will undergo additional evaluation Tuesday before the team provides an update on his condition. Reliever Alex Lange also exited Monday's contest with a shoulder injury, so both he and Boyd could be placed on the IL as soon as Tuesday if Detroit wants to restock its pitching staff with some fresh arms. Before departing, Boyd worked around five hits to toss 2.1 scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 3.44 for the season.

June 15, 2021 12:52 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Exits with arm issue
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Boyd left Monday's start against Kansas City due to discomfort in his arm, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Boyd had to be removed in the bottom of the third inning after recording the first out. He made it through 2.1 scoreless frames despite surrendering five hits prior to his exit. The severity of Boyd's injury is not yet known, but he's currently undergoing further evaluation, per Jason Beck of

June 9, 2021 09:16 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Scoops up third win
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Boyd improved to 3-6 on the season after limiting the Mariners to one unearned run over six innings in the Tigers' 5-3 victory Tuesday. He scattered six hits and a walk and struck out three in the 97-pitch start.

Aside from a bumpy second inning in which he allowed two hits and gave up a run on a Jonathan Schoop fielding error, Boyd was otherwise on cruise control during the outing. The Tigers staked him to an early 3-0 lead after one inning, and that would be all the support Boyd would need to silence the Seattle bats. He retired the final seven batters he faced before turning the game over to the relief crew, which was able to maintain the Tigers' lead.

June 1, 2021 11:48 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Allows five runs in no-decision
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Boyd allowed five runs across 4.2 innings and did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's game against the Brewers. He gave up five hits and three walks while striking out four.

The three walks were problematic but Boyd was really done in by three home runs, which has been an issue during the lefty's career. In his last full season back in 2019, Boyd allowed 39 home runs in 185.1 innings, which was the second highest total in the American League. He then gave up another 15 long balls in just 60.1 innings last year. Boyd has only been tagged six times in 62.1 innings so far in 2021, but four of those have come in his last two appearances. He'll look to keep the ball in the park in his next outing, which is scheduled for next Tuesday against the Mariners.

May 28, 2021 12:00 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Crumbles late
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Boyd (2-6) allowed four earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings to take the loss Thursday against Cleveland.

Boyd stumbled out of the gate, as he allowed two hits and an earned run in the first inning. However, he settled in from there to toss four scoreless innings. Trouble ensued when he returned to the mound for the sixth frame, when he promptly allowed three earned runs without recording an out to spoil his start. Across his last three outings, Boyd has now surrendered 13 earned runs across 16 innings. Even so, he's maintained a 3.43 ERA with a 47:15 K:BB across 57.2 frames for the season.

May 23, 2021 10:40 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Takes fifth loss Saturday
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Boyd (2-5) allowed five runs across five innings to take the loss Saturday against the Royals. He gave up eight hits and three walks while striking out five.

Boyd started the season strongly but has fallen off a little bit in his last two outings, allowing nine earned runs across 11 innings. The lefty has seen his ERA rise from 1.94 to 3.08 in the process. Boyd would certainly live with that 3.08 figure, but he's coming off a 4.56 ERA in 2019 and a 6.71 ERA in 2020, so there's reason to believe his current number will continue to inch upward. He'll look to buck the trend and pitch better when he takes the hill again Thursday against Cleveland.

May 17, 2021 11:44 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Takes loss against Cubs
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Boyd (2-4) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Cubs after allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and one walk while fanning eight across six innings.

Boyd didn't have his best stuff Sunday despite tossing 69 of his 92 pitches for strikes, but this might have been nothing more than a bump on the road for the 30-year-old left-hander -- this was the first time he allowed more than three runs in any start. He still owns a 2.45 ERA across 47.2 innings, though, and he will try to bounce back in his next start scheduled against the Royals on the road.

May 12, 2021 09:52 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Fires six scoreless frames
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Boyd settled for a no-decision during Tuesday's win despite holding the Royals scoreless across six innings. He allowed four hits and a pair of walks while striking out five.

After missing a turn in the rotation because of knee tendonitis, Boyd looked solid against Kansas City, posting his second scoreless outing of the season. Boyd left the game with a seven-run lead, which unfortunately was erased by the bullpen. Despite the 30-year-old's excellent stat line (1.94 ERA, 0.94 WHIP), Boyd's typical lack of run support and bullpen reliability have hurt his fantasy value. He's slated to make his next start Sunday against the Cubs.

May 9, 2021 12:56 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Tigers-Twins postponed
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Boyd and the Tigers won't face the Twins on Sunday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Detroit, Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The two teams will make up the game as part of a split doubleheader July 16. The Tigers will be off until Tuesday, when they continue their homestand with a three-game set against the Royals. Expect manager A.J. Hinch to bump each of his rotation members back due to the postponement, which would allow Boyd to start the series opener versus Kansas City.

May 9, 2021 11:12 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Cleared to start Sunday
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As expected, Boyd (knee) will start Sunday's series finale against the Twins.

Boyd's bout with left knee tendinitis forced him to miss his previous turn through the rotation earlier in the week, but the Tigers' decision not to place him on the injured list was an indication that the club wasn't expecting him to miss any further starts. The lefty apparently came out of his pre-start bullpen session without issue, so he shouldn't face any limitations Sunday as he picks up his first start of May.

May 4, 2021 01:24 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Poised to start Sunday
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Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Boyd will start Sunday against the Twins "if all things continue to progress" with his sore left knee.

The Tigers' decision not to place Boyd on the injured list after he was removed from his April 29 start due to knee tendinitis would seem to support the notion that the southpaw is trending toward a return to action this weekend. Though Boyd remains on the active roster, he'll still end up missing one turn through the rotation. Michael Fulmer will pick up a start Tuesday against the Red Sox in place of Boyd in what Hinch suggested will likely be a bullpen game.

April 30, 2021 07:08 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Set to miss at least one start
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Boyd (knee) is likely to miss his turn through the rotation next week but may not require a trip to the injured list, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Manager A.J. Hinch indicated Friday the early returns were positive after the left-hander was pulled from Thursday's start with left knee tendinitis. Even if Boyd gets placed on the IL, he could still end up missing only the one start since the Tigers have scheduled off days the next two Mondays.

April 29, 2021 10:16 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Dealing with left knee tendinitis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd was pulled from Thursday's start against the White Sox due to left knee tendinitis.

Boyd exited the game after completing only one inning and throwing 36 pitches. It's positive news that he did not suffer an arm injury, though it remains unclear if he will be forced to miss additional time.

April 29, 2021 10:04 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Exits with apparent injury
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Boyd exited Thursday's start with an apparent injury, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Boyd left the game after completing only one inning, though he faced two batters in the second frame. There was no official injury announcement, but Boyd had thrown only 36 pitches and exited with trainers.

April 24, 2021 05:52 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Takes tough-luck loss Saturday
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Boyd (2-2) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits across eight innings but took the loss Saturday against the Royals. He struck out three and did not issue any walks.

Boyd got virtually no support in this one, as the Detroit bats mustered only three hits and one run. Still, the lefty was able to continue his strong start to the season. Through five starts, Boyd has a sparkling 1.82 ERA, though he's managed just 22 strikeouts across 34.2 innings. He had a K/9 of 9.0 or better in each of the last two seasons, so perhaps the whiffs will start to come. Boyd will look to keep things rolling in his next scheduled outing Thursday against the White Sox.

April 18, 2021 07:24 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Logs another quality start
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Boyd allowed two runs on four hits across 7.1 innings and did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Athletics. He walked one and struck out five.

That's now three straight quality starts for Boyd, who narrowly missed another one on Opening Day when he didn't allow a run across 5.2 innings. The good stretch has translated to a 2.03 ERA and 0.98 WHIP for the lefty, and the only thing missing has been strikeouts, as Boyd has only 19 through 26.2 innings. He may need to start missing more bats to sustain this level of success moving forward, but fantasy managers aren't complaining about the performance so far. Boyd will look to keep it rolling Saturday against the Royals.

April 14, 2021 12:16 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Improves to 2-1
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Boyd (2-1) allowed one run across 6.2 innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Astros. He gave up six hits and a walk while striking out four.

Boyd did well against a strong Houston lineup and didn't allow any flyballs to leave the park, which has been a problem in the past for the lefty. The strikeouts have yet to come for Boyd, as he has just 14 across 19.1 innings so far, but fantasy managers can't complain about his 2-1 record or 1.86 ERA through three appearances. He'll look to keep things rolling on the road against the Athletics on Sunday.

April 7, 2021 09:36 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Fans eight in tough loss
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Boyd (1-1) was charged with the loss Wednesday versus the Twins after allowing three runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and zero walks over seven innings.

The left-hander pitched well throughout the afternoon, but a two-run double from Jorge Polanco during the sixth inning with the Tigers winning 2-1 proved to be the difference in the contest. Regardless, Boyd looked good for the second straight outing to begin the season after delivering 5.2 scoreless frames Opening Day, and he'll attempt to keep things rolling at Houston early next week.

April 1, 2021 10:52 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Picks up Opening Day win
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Boyd (1-0) allowed three hits and four walks while striking out two over 5.2 scoreless innings to earn the win against Cleveland on Thursday.

Boyd had only one scoreless appearance across his 12 starts in 2020, but he began the 2021 campaign on a high note. The southpaw allowed baserunners in five of the first six innings Thursday, and it's concerning that he only struck out two batters, but he still exceeded expectations. Boyd will attempt to remain effective at home against Minnesota on Wednesday.

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