Tigers starter Matt Manning fractured his proper foot throughout tonight’s loss to the Yankees, tweets Chris McCosky of the Detroit Information. A Giancarlo Stanton line drive that left the bat at a blistering 119.5 MPH hit Manning’s foot within the first inning. Whereas he fielded the ball and recorded the out, Manning was changed initially of the second body.
It’s astoundingly poor luck for Manning, who additionally broke a bone in the identical foot when he was struck by a comebacker in April. McCosky notes that this fracture occurred in a unique space, although that’ll be of little comfort together with his third MLB season being minimize quick.
Manning has battled accidents in every of the final two seasons. He misplaced time with shoulder and forearm accidents a yr in the past. The foot points are extra clearly fluke occurrences, although they’ll value him reps simply the identical. Manning made 14 begins this yr, logging 77 innings of three.62 ERA ball.
The previous ninth total decide hasn’t missed many bats on the huge league degree. He struck out beneath 16% of batters confronted this season and has fanned solely 16.1% of opponents for his profession. Manning has proven above-average management and posted consecutive sub-4.00 ERA seasons, although, so he ought to have a rotation spot safe for 2024.