On Monday night against the Rangers, Tigers starter, Matthew Boyd, exited with left elbow discomfort after throwing just 15 pitches. Although the Tigers went on to defeat the AL West leading Rangers, it was bittersweet after learning the news about Boyd.
Matthew Boyd was placed on the 60-day IL after it was announced that he will undergo Tommy John surgery, as he has a UCL sprain. With Boyd out for the season, the Tigers will need the rest of their staff to pick up the place Boyd is leaving vacant.
Boyd pitched to a 5.45 ERA in 15 games this season, with a record of 5-5. With his 2023 season coming to an end, Boyd is set to become a free agent next season. He is more than likely to generate some interest as he is a solidified starter in the big leagues.
Boyd seemingly has gas left in the tank. The 32-year old has spent eight of his ten seasons with Detroit and has a career ERA of 4.94. As he gets older, his value as a pitcher can transfer to a fourth or fifth starter in a rotation with appearances out of the bullpen.