Injuries & Moves: Meadows to 10-day IL

June 29th, 2022

Keep track of the Tigers’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

June 28: OF transferred to 10-day injured list
Meadows hit a setback on his return from the COVID injured list, as he sustained Achilles strains on both heels and was transferred to the 10-day injured list. Manager A.J. Hinch said Meadows reported the injury to the team ahead of when he was expected to begin a rehab assignment with the Toledo Mud Hens. There is currently no timeline for his return.

Meadows, who was acquired via trade from the Rays before Opening Day, has appeared in just 36 games for the Tigers this season. In his most recent healthy stint with the team from June 7 to 15, he went 5-for-27 with two doubles, four walks and three strikeouts. -- Sonja Chen

RESTRICTED LIST

LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (personal)
Expected return
: TBD
The Tigers placed Rodriguez on the restricted list after he informed them he would not be rejoining the team due to personal reasons. Manager A.J. Hinch told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday morning that Rodriguez is OK and at home in Florida with his kids. He had been on the 15-day injured list with a left rib cage strain, but he tossed four scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on June 9. -- Jason Beck (Last updated: June 14)

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day IL

OF (left and right Achilles strains)
Expected return:
TBD
Meadows cleared COVID-19 protocols, but he was transferred to the 10-day injured list on June 28 after sustaining strains in his left and right Achilles tendons. He was originally expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo sometime this week. Manager A.J. Hinch said there is currently no timeline for his return.

"Ramping him up after his bout with COVID has been good in some sense, and obviously a setback here with both of his feet," Hinch said. "We're hoping it's going to be short and just simple soreness, but he's got to run the battery of tests." -- Sonja Chen (Last updated: June 28)

RHP (fractured right middle finger)
Expected return: Next homestand (July 1-6)
Pineda is on track to return to the Tigers' rotation in the team's next homestand, which begins on July 1. The right-hander will throw a bullpen in Toledo on June 29, and if all goes well, he will be cleared to start this weekend, per manager A.J. Hinch.

In Pineda's last rehab outing on Sunday, he allowed two runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out two for Triple-A Toledo. He gave up one run on a homer and another on a wild pitch, throwing 42 of 68 pitches for strikes. -- Sonja Chen (Last updated: June 28)

RHP (right shoulder inflammation)
Expected return:
TBD
Manning is playing catch up to 90 feet pain-free at the Tigers’ Spring Training facility, per manager A.J. Hinch. Gabe Ribas, the organization’s director of pitching, is working with Manning to make sure he’s mechanically sound when he throws, something that was an issue in his previous ramp-up.

“This could ramp up relatively quickly now that he’s throwing properly,” Hinch said. -- Jason Beck (Last updated: June 24)

60-day IL

C (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return
: Late 2022
Rogers has started a throwing and hitting program at the Tigers’ Spring Training facility. He has been catching bullpen sessions for nearly a month. -- Jason Beck (Last updated: June 24)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Possibly late 2022
Turnbull has started a throwing program at the Tigers’ Spring Training facility. -- Jason Beck (Last updated: March 24)

RHP (right shoulder strain)
Expected return: Possibly early July
Cisnero has resumed playing catch, but his rehab assignment remains on hold while swelling subsides in his Achilles tendon, an injury he suffered while running in Lakeland, Fla., just before heading to Triple-A Toledo for a rehab assignment. He’ll work out at the Tigers’ Spring Training facility next week while the team is on the road. -- Jason Beck (Last updated: June 18)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Possibly 2023
The 25-year-old right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Wednesday in Dallas, performed by Dr. Keith Meister. Mize's ulnar collateral ligament is still intact, but a visit with Meister showed it has stretched to the point that it has lost elasticity. -- Jason Beck (Last updated: June 16)

RHP (right shoulder strain)
Expected return: Possibly July
Funkhouser has resumed playing catch at the Tigers’ Spring Training facility in Lakeland, Fla., the initial steps of a throwing progression that he and the team will approach cautiously. -- Jason Beck (Last updated: June 8)