Chris Bosio to miss game with medical issue; Tigers shuffle staff

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News

Cleveland — The Tigers had to rearrange their coaching staff on the fly Tuesday.

Pitching coach Chris Bosio was not with the team, tending to an unidentified medical matter.

“He started feeling not good last night,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He went to see the doctors and they are running some tests. He called and said he’s not going to be here tonight. He’s getting tests done and we’ll see how he does.”

Gardenhire would not elaborate any further.

“That’s all we can say,” he said. “Can’t go any further than that — personal reasons and medical reasons. We’re not allowed to say more than that.”

Bullpen coach Rick Anderson moved into the dugout to serve as acting pitching coach. He was Gardenhire’s pitching coach in Minnesota for more than a decade. A.J. Sager, in his sixth season as the Tigers pitching coordinator, filled in as the bullpen coach.

Sager lives in Toledo, so it was a relatively easy drive to get to Progressive Field on short notice.

“Boz was feeling bad yesterday, but he was here and he made it through the game,” Gardenhire said. “We are hoping everything checks out and he’ll be back tomorrow.”