Detroit Tigers: 5 players to watch for the remainder of the 2022 season
SP Beau Brieske
Brieske was put on the 15-day IL with forearm soreness right before the All-Star break, which caused many Tigers fans the clench their teeth. However, it ended up being a measure to give Brieske some rest and limit his innings.
Brieske has had a few rehab starts in Toledo recently, and has looked quite good. He is set to return this week, likely Thursday against Cleveland.
With Casey Mize likely shelved for all of next season, Brieske could very well be in the rotation plans for 2023 as well. How he develops for the rest of this season will play a huge factor into that. It sounds like they are going to keep him to around five innings per start.
Brieske has a 4.19 ERA in 15 starts this season. He had really struggled with the long ball when he first got called up, but that situation has improved. He didn’t give a single homer in three starts in July.
Brieske has slowly made improvements during his time in Detroit. Having to develop at the big league level is not easy, but he’s held his own for the most part. Here’s to hoping he stays on an upward trajectory for the rest of the season.