Even though the Detroit Tigers have surprised most of us by hanging around the .500 mark through the month of April, the biggest talk regarding the franchise has been about how some of their top pitching prospects have been performing down on the farm.
One of those pitchers, who is considered the Tigers' No. 6 pitching prospect, had been pitching very well prior to his last two starts.
I am referring to Beau Burrows, who is dealing with a shoulder issue (inflammation) and has been placed on the minor-league injured list.
From CBS Sports:
“Burrows was placed on the minor-league injured list due to shoulder inflammation, Brian Buckey of The Toledo Blade reports.
Manager Doug Mientkiewicz downplayed the severity of the injury, noting that Burrows underwent an MRI that revealed no “major” or “structural” damage. The skipper expects Burrows to be back in action in about a week. Prior to landing on the shelf, Burrows posted a 5.32 ERA and 26:11 K:BB in five starts (23.2 innings).”
Hopefully, Beau Burrows (who is 22) takes care of his shoulder and comes back stronger.