Casey Mize releases statement following Tommy John surgery

Casey Mize’s Tommy John surgery is complete

The unfortunate news kept on coming for the Detroit Tigers this week when they learned that SP  Casey Mize was being shut down because he needed to have Tommy John surgery.

Mize, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Tigers in the 2018 MLB Draft, only pitched in two games this season before being placed on the Injured List.

After an attempt to rehab and eventually rejoin the Tigers, it was determined that Mize’s tendon had stretched to the point that it had lost a lot of its elasticity.

Casey Mize releases statement following Tommy John surgery

On Wednesday, Casey Mize took to Instagram to give a post-surgery update.

Mize noted that though he will miss a “significant amount of time,” he hopes to pitch at some point during the 2023 season.

Hey everyone, just wanted to give y’all an update. I underwent Tommy John surgery this morning in Texas, performed by Dr. Keith Meister. I will miss a significant amount of time but I hope to pitch at some point next season. I appreciate all the well wishes throughout this process. Being a big leaguer is all I’ve ever wanted to be & I look forward to getting back to Detroit and competing at the highest level again!


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We certainly wish Casey Mize the best of luck as he rehabs and attempts to come back stronger than ever.

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