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Tyler Alexander is the latest member of the Detroit Tigers pitching staff to land on Injured Reserve, as was announced by the Tigers just minutes ago. And unfortunately, he's expected to miss the remainder of the 2023 season.
Alexander has been humming along in 2023
Tyler Alexander has amassed a 2-1 record so far in 2023 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 44 total innings pitched. He's under team control through 2025, though he is eligible to file for salary arbitration both this offseason and the next.
He had just amassed an 0.96 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings in June and was named the pitcher of the month for the team.
He's heading to the IL with a strained shoulder
The injury suffered by Alexander took place during Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Alexander said that he felt a “pull”
“Once he went through the tests, we were all down for him,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “He's going to miss significant time. It's unfortunate because he was throwing the best he had thrown all year.”
“It's very frustrating for him,” Hinch said. “It's a tough loss.”
So, who is there to fill his role, as he's 2nd overall on the team with 44 innings in relief? Right now, that's still TBA.
“Everybody still throws multiple innings, so that doesn't change,” Hinch said. “It'll be absorbed by somebody, whoever grabs the opportunity, pitches well, throws strikes, bounces back and does all the things Tyler had been doing for us. I would imagine a number of guys will try to step up.”
- The Tigers have experienced rotten injury luck in 2023
- Tyler Alexander is the latest pitcher to suffer an injury
- He felt something was off during Sunday's game against the Rockies
- A.J. Hinch says that it's a tough loss for the team
Wrapping It Up
We just have to cross our fingers and hope that the injury to Alexander isn't that serious. This comes directly on the heels of Detroit getting Tarik Skubal and Eduardo Rodriguez back into the lineup.
We wish Alexander a speedy recovery and hope that he can get back into form in the expected time.