Injuries & Moves: Vilade called up, Baddoo optioned

July 13th, 2024


July 12: OF recalled from Triple-A Toledo; OF optioned to Toledo
With the Tigers facing left-handed starters on Friday and Saturday, they opted for another right-handed bat in Vilade, who batted 2-for-9 over four games for Detroit in early May. A former second-round Draft pick of the Rockies who was signed to a Minor League deal last November, Vilade was batting .286 with an .837 OPS for the Mud Hens, including 16 doubles, nine home runs and 42 RBIs in 70 games.

Baddoo, called up on Monday in place of the injured Parker Meadows, started two games of the Tigers’ four-game set against the Guardians and was a late-game substitute in the other two. He went 0-for-7 for the series and is batting 7-for-60 (.117) for Detroit this season.

July 9: RHP undergoes left hip labral repair surgery
Gipson-Long was already sidelined for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery with an internal brace on his right elbow in April. He returned to Comerica Park this week to meet with team doctors for a three-month checkup after spending the last couple months rehabbing in Lakeland, Fla. While doing that, they decided to address his hip, which apparently had been an ongoing concern.

“The timing works out to address this while he's recovering from Tommy John,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “That's the reason why [it happened] now. It's something that we've kept an eye on and he's talked about.”


OF (right hamstring strain)
Expected return: Late July
Meadows has started a return-to-play running progression along with light hitting activities, according to the Tigers. He will continue his rehab in Lakeland, Fla., over the All-Star break. (Last updated: July 13)

OF (lumbar spine stress fracture)
Expected return: Possibly end of July
Carpenter has resumed light hitting activities, and he said he has felt good in recent days. He will continue his rehab over the All-Star break in Lakeland, Fla., and will remain there during the road trip out of the break. He hopes to be close to a rehab assignment after that. (Last updated: July 13)

RHP (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: Hopefully July
Mize said he threw long toss from 150 feet on July 10 and is doing his usual flat-ground throwing, but no mound work. He is doing short work on his running progression but is not yet cleared for all-out running. He will continue his rehab in Lakeland, Fla., over the All-Star break. (Last updated: July 13)


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)