Injuries & Moves: Faedo starting rehab assignment

June 17th, 2024

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June 14: RHP (left hamstring strain) scheduled for rehab start with High-A West Michigan
Jobe, the Tigers’ No.1 prospect and MLB Pipeline’s No. 9 overall prospect, is scheduled to make a rehab start on Tuesday, when the Whitecaps host Dayton. It’ll mark his first game since May 1, when he strained his left hamstring on a pitch for Double-A Erie and promptly left the game.

Jobe returns to West Michigan, where he had a breakout stint last summer that included a 54-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 40 innings across eight starts. The 21-year-old had a 2.16 ERA over five starts for Erie this season and had tossed 10 consecutive hitless innings across three starts at the time of his injury. He’ll rejoin the SeaWolves once his rehab stint is complete.

June 14: SS (lumbar spine inflammation) receives injection in back
The Tigers were confident that Báez did not have as severe of a back injury as Kerry Carpenter. Friday’s news was a good development in that direction. Báez received an injection to address his inflammation, and could resume baseball activity as soon as early next week. Báez is still expected to have a longer than minimal stint on the injured list.

10-DAY/15-DAY INJURED LIST

RHP (right hip inflammation)
Expected return: Hopefully late June
Faedo will join Triple-A Toledo this week in St. Paul for a rehab assignment after throwing bullpen sessions on June 13 and June 16. (Last updated: June 17)

RHP (left hamstring strain; Tigers' No. 1 prospect, MLB No. 9)
Expected return: Mid-June
Jobe is scheduled to make a rehab start for High-A West Michigan on June 18. It will be his first game appearance since straining his left hamstring following through on a pitch during a start for Double-A Erie on May 1. Jobe will rejoin Erie once his rehab assignment is complete. (Last updated: June 14)

SS (lumbar spine inflammation)
Expected return: Possibly end of June
Báez received an injection on June 14, the Tigers announced. He will be re-evaluated early next week to see if he's ready to resume baseball activity. (Last updated: June 14)

OF (lumbar spine stress fracture)
Expected return: TBD
Carpenter said on June 13 that his rehab was going well and that he would resume baseball activities three to four weeks after he was placed on the IL (May 29 retroactive to May 27). So, he’s likely still at least one week away from swinging a bat and working in the field. Carpenter has been rehabbing at Comerica Park.

“He’s got to get into more and more baseball things as he is cleared,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said June 13, “but we don’t have an update. He’s doing a lot of work to heal first, and then get stronger second. But he’s where we expect him to be.” (Last updated: June 13)

60-DAY INJURED LIST

RHP (left groin strain, right forearm tightness)
Expected return: 2025
After having UCL repair surgery on his right elbow, Gipson-Long is completing rehab 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: May 7)