Doug Fister to miss Saturday's start
Fister said he started noticing a problem while warming up for his last start, Sunday against Baltimore. He pitched anyway, allowing seven runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Smyly is 4-3 with a 4.42 ERA in 15 starts this year. His rotation spot appeared in jeopardy when the Tigers acquired Anibal Sanchez next month, but he'll fill in for Fister.
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