Detroit Tigers likely to replace SP Casey Mize with ‘Big Mike’

By W.G. Brady  - Senior News Desk Writer
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UPDATE:

On Friday, news broke that the Detroit Tigers had placed SP Casey Mize on the 10-day IL list with a right elbow strain.

Well, according to a report from MLive, Mize will likely be replaced in the rotation by Big Mike.

Big Mike, of course, is Michael Pineda, who expected to join the Tigers on time to take Mize’s next scheduled start.

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From MLive:

Mize’s next scheduled start would have been Wednesday in Detroit against the New York Yankees.

That spot will probably be filled by Michael Pineda, who has been ramping up for the season with Triple-A Toledo after arriving late to spring training.
Pineda’s start with the Mud Hens on Sunday was scrapped, a clear indication that the Tigers plan to accelerate his arrival to the big-league club.

FROM FRIDAY:

According to the Detroit Tigers, they have placed RHP Casey Mize on the 10-day IL with a right elbow sprain.

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In a corresponding move, OF Daz Cameron has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo.

Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic is reporting that Mize felt soreness after Thursday night’s game and he is being evaluated and undergoing further tests.

NFL Draft Betting: How Early Will the Top Edge Rushers Be Drafted?

There’s a fairly well-accepted adage that “the most valuable football positions are quarterback and anyone who can get to the quarterback.” We all know that the passing game — both on offense and defense — has become the premier phase of NFL play, so it makes sense that prospects who affect it should demand attention in the NFL Draft. Especially in an NFL prospect cycle with no clear-cut, superstar-to-be quarterbacks, the edge-rushing talent is the show in town for 2022 draftniks.

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Methodology

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