Detroit Tigers: Alfredo Simon leaves Saturday’s game with injury

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Detroit Tigers right-hander Alfredo Simon pitched his best game in over a month on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, but Tigers fans still can’t be pleased.

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That’s because Simon left the game with an injury in the seventh inning. On the second pitch of the seventh, Simon looked uncomfortable after he delivered the pitch. Catcher James McCann immediately called for the trainer, and Simon left the game.

It is unclear at this point what the injury is, but Simon appeared to be favoring his lower body.

Prior to Saturday, Simon was 1-3 with a 10.16 ERA in his last six outings. Over that stretch, opposing batters hit .390 versus Simon, so it is very unfortunate that the right-hander appeared to find his groove again versus Boston only to have to leave due to injury.

Left-hander Ian Krol replaced Simon in the seventh. Simon is still in line for his ninth victory of the season.

If Simon misses significant time, the Tigers will probably have to return to Kyle Ryan. That is if general manager Dave Dombrowski doesn’t add a starting pitcher this week before the deadline.

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