Detroit Tigers: Best & Worst of April

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Jeimer Candelario #46 against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Fenway Park on April 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Jeimer Candelario #46 against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Fenway Park on April 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 13: Christin Stewart #14 of the Detroit Tigers hits a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of the game on April 13, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 13: Christin Stewart #14 of the Detroit Tigers hits a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of the game on April 13, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Worst- The Injured List

Ah, the Injured List. Everyone’s best friend, right? Of course not, and though some teams like the New York Yankees had it much worse with players ending up on the Injured List in April, the injury bug was not so kind to the Tigers as well.

The first major blow came on April 6th when starting pitcher Matt Moore left the game after just three innings against Kansas City with an apparent knee injury. Moore was quickly moved to the 10-day IL but then underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and Tigers fans soon learned that Moore would miss the rest of 2019.

OF Christin Stewart was looking like a future star in the making but has been out of commission since April 17th with a quadriceps strain. The injury halted what was a very up-and-down April for Stewart, but the rookie has been designated for a rehab assignment in Lakeland.

To round out April, starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was placed on the 10-Day IL with an apparent UCL sprain in his elbow. Zimmermann was having a tough go of it to end the month, allowing five runs in each of his last three starts before the injury. Overall, things could have been worse for the Tigers when it comes to injuries in April, but they were far from the best.

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