Tigers shut down ace Skubal for rest of 2022

by Daryn Albert - Tigers ace left-hander Tarik Skubal will not pitch again in 2022 and is set to meet with a specialist on his throwing arm.

Detroit Tigers shut down Tarik Skubal; ace to undergo further examination on throwing arm 9:19 AM ET ESPN News Services Detroit Tigers ace left-hander Tarik Skubal will not pitch again in 2022 due to left arm fatigue. Tigers manager AJ Hinch said Skubal will visit with a specialist next week to address his arm issue, with specific focus on his elbow. "We're concerned about Tarik," Hinch told reporters. "He's not going to pitch for the rest of the season. That much we know. ... The inflammation, the pain he'd felt, it continued when he started throwing again." The 25-year-old Skubal last pitched Aug. 1. He was pulled from that game after complaining of left arm fatigue and underwent testing to determine the severity. Skubal was placed on the 60-day injured list before Friday's 2-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox . Editor's Picks Post-MLB-trade-deadline farm system rankings for all 30 teams 5d Kiley McDaniel In 21 starts this season, Skubal was 7-8 with a 3.52 ERA. Skubal was replaced on the roster by left-hander Daniel Norris . Norris, who was making his first appearance with the Tigers after signing a minor league contract late last month, allowed four hits and struck out one with two walks in 4 2/3 innings. The Associated Press contributed to this report.