Detroit Tigers: Matt Boyd to make Detroit debut in Wednesday start


It will be hard to beat the sterling debut of Daniel Norris on Sunday, but one of the other pieces in the Detroit Tigers’ trade of David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays will be making his first appearance in the Olde English D.

LHP Matt Boyd has been recalled from Toledo and will make the start on Wednesday, in place of Buck Farmer, against the Kansas City Royals.

No corresponding move on the 25-man roster will likely be announced until the conclusion of Tuesday’s game.

Boyd made his debut within the organization over the weekend and struggled a bit with his command, walking three and striking out one, but was no worse for wear, not allowing a run in two innings. Boyd was on a low pitch count in that game, perhaps to make sure he was ready for this start in the big leagues on Wednesday.

The lefty made his major league debut this season for Toronto and was roughed up, posting a 14.85 ERA by allowing 11 runs on 15 hits, including five homers, in two starts.

Those numbers are rough, but his AAA numbers with Buffalo had been very impressive, posting a 2.77 ERA and 0.974 WHIP is six starts.

For his part, Boyd is ready to go for one of the “storied teams” in baseball:

"Growing up, the Tigers were always one of those teams, those storied teams,” Boyd said Monday as he took a break in the Triple A Toledo clubhouse as the Mud Hens got ready for a game against Lehigh Valley.I’m from Seattle (Bellevue, Wash.) and you always think of those old original teams: the Yankees, the Red Sox, the Cubs, the Tigers. All the success those clubs have had, and now I get to be a part of this.Source: Lynn Henning, Detroit News"

Welcome to Detroit, Matt! Best of luck in your first start and beyond.

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