Oakland, Calif. -- The Tigers have summoned Matt Boyd from Triple A Toledo and will make him Saturday’s starting pitcher against the A’s at Oakland Coliseum.
The call-up signifies that Jordan Zimmermann is still bothered by a Grade 1 groin strain that happened in Sunday’s game against the Rays at Comerica Park.
Boyd, a left-hander who has pitched for the Tigers during interludes since he was traded to Detroit last July, has pitched well at Toledo, rolling up a 2.08 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in eight starts spanning 48 innings.
The Tigers said a corresponding roster move, clearing space for Boyd’s arrival, would be made Saturday.
The Tigers are in Oakland for a three-game weekend series that begins Friday night at 10:05 p.m. Michael Fulmer, like Boyd a rookie, will start for the Tigers.