Injuries & Moves: Olson has mild shoulder strain

July 23rd, 2024


July 23: RHP diagnosed with mild right shoulder strain
The news was relatively encouraging on Olson, who returned to Detroit for tests after he left his start last Saturday at Toronto. Manager A.J. Hinch characterized the injury as “mild” Tuesday morning during his weekly interview segment on MLB Network Radio.

That’s relatively good news for the Tigers, in that he won’t need surgery to recover. On the other hand, there’s no clear timetable for when he might be able to return.

“He’s got a shoulder strain,” Hinch said later Tuesday. “So what that means is there’s going to be a period where he’s not throwing, and there’s going to be a throwing progression.”


RHP (right shoulder strain)
Expected return:
Olson, who left the Tigers' 7-3 win over Toronto on July 21 with right shoulder soreness, has a mild shoulder strain after further examination in Detroit. The Tigers still do not have a timetable on his potential return, but he, at least, will not need surgery. (Last updated: July 23)

RHP (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: Hopefully late July
Mize is playing catch daily and working through a running progression, though he's not yet cleared for all-out running. He has yet to throw off a mound since the injury. Mize is expected to rejoin the Tigers for their upcoming homestand, which begins on July 26. (Last updated: July 23)

OF (right hamstring strain)
Expected return: Late July
Meadows is scheduled to complete a baserunning session on July 24, according to the team. He is doing daily baseball activities. There's no word yet on when Meadows is expected to be ready for a rehab assignment. (Last updated: July 23)


OF (lumbar spine stress fracture)
Expected return: TBD
Carpenter began a running progression in addition to hitting activities over the All-Star break. He said ahead of the break that he had felt good in recent days, and the hope is he's getting closer to a rehab assignment. His move to the 60-day IL doesn't affect his timeline for a return. (Last updated: July 21)

RHP (left hip, right forearm)
Expected return: 2025
Gipson-Long underwent left hip labral repair surgery on July 9 after returning to Comerica Park for a checkup with doctors three months after his Tommy John surgery. He has been rehabbing daily in Lakeland, Fla. The Tigers transferred him to the 60-day injured list on May 7 to open a 40-man roster spot. (Last updated: July 9)