The Detroit Tigers can't escape issues with their rotation. Not too long after returning to the club from the disabled list and a stint with the Mud Hens, it looks like starting pitcher Doug Fister is on his way back to the disabled list, according to Chris Iott on Twitter:
Tigers place Doug Fister on disabled list. Left side strain. Casey Crosby to start Friday night against the Yankees. #Tigers— Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) May 30, 2012
Fister initially saw the DL due a strain in his left side, so it's troubling to see that the injury is still lingering. He didn't pitch for a whole month the last time he was out, and then went five games following his stint. He's 0-3 on the season but hasn't been playing poorly, with a 3.15 earned run average, mostly due to his most recent outing in which he gave up six runs.
As noted, Crosby will make the start on Friday, which is actually where Rick Porcello was supposed to start. Instead, Porcello will go to Fister's initial spot on Saturday evening against the Yankees. There's no word yet on whether or not it is exactly the same problem ailing Fister, but it's probably a safe assumption.
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