Detroit Tigers: JaCoby Jones to the DL and other news
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The Detroit Tigers injury woes continue into Mid-August. The Tigers announced that they have recalled Mikie Mahtook as JaCoby Jones is headed to the disabled list. Jones is headed to the ten-day disabled list with a right hamstring string. If that isn’t bad enough, SB Nation’s Bless You Boys notes that the Tigers have the worst offense in all of Major League Baseball.
It’s not going to get any better as the Tigers have a pitcher heavy farm system, and the last positional rankings had the Tigers in the bottom half of prospects. Outfield prospect Jake Rogers is one of the glimmers of hope for the Detroit Tigers. He’s been red-hot and along with pitching prospect Zac Houston are becoming one of the best prospect in the Tigers system writes Evan Woodbery.
The 2019 outfield situation is still quite uncertain. Rogers is one of five players who could play his way into a spot in the outfield during the 2019 season. Mikie Mahtook and JaCoby Jones are two other players competing to solidify the outfield in 2019. September is fast approaching, which means that some prospects could see some playing time in the Comerica Park this fall. The deciding factor on September cal-ups will be roster space writes Chris McCoskey of the Detroit News.
While the outfield is uncertain for 2019, the bullpen is looking surprisingly good. That’s according to the good writers over at SB Nation’s Bless You Boys. Given that the bullpen has been a sore spot, it’s understandable that some fans are a bit reluctant to believe the bullpen could be solid anytime soon.
Another big question for the Tigers is where does Nicholas Castellanos fit in the grand scheme of things. Beat writer Anthony Fenech explores the question in further depth over at the Detroit Free Press.