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Tigers' Tarik Skubal has flexor tendon surgery

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Aug 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-17 23:27:00-04

CLEVELAND (AP) — Detroit Tigers LHP Tarik Skubal underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn flexor tendon and is expected to be sidelined into 2023.

His season ends after 21 starts with a 7-8 record and 3.52 ERA.

“It’s hard to be optimistic when one of your best players goes in for surgery,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said. “But when one of the most trusted doctors in the world (Neal ElAttrache) says he expects Tarik to make a perfect recovery, that’s good enough for me.”