Detroit Tigers provide update on players who ended season with injuries

May 18, 2022; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) talks with manager A.J. Hinch (14) and trainer as he is taken out of the game during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2022; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) talks with manager A.J. Hinch (14) and trainer as he is taken out of the game during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Tigers provide mass injury updates for several players.

The Detroit Tigers are in the offseason and heading into the GM Meetings out in Las Vegas, where more news keeps coming. However, some good news came out surrounding the organization on Tuesday.

The Detroit Tigers released medical updates on all of the players who ended the 2022 season on the Injured List (IL). This list spanned 14 names from top to bottom, with players dealing with minor injuries to those who are recovering from significant surgeries with lengthy recoveries.

Here’s the tweet from Jason Beck that has the full update in a picture.

After the Tigers spent the season navigating without starting pitchers, it sounds like a group of them are continuing to make strides and head towards a return. The big one to note for me was Spencer Turnbull at the very bottom.

Things had been pretty quiet about Turnbull, keeping things tight-knit. But as mentioned, Turnbull is symptom-free and performing his normal throwing progression after he underwent Tommy John Surgery and did not throw in 2022.

Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal are both making strides in their recovery to continue moving in the right direction. It will take time for both of them, but they have continued to move in the right direction and do what is best for their rehab and healing processes.

One of the things that were a bit concerning to me is that Jake Rogers is still working through his throwing program, now throwing at 60 feet. For someone whose calling card is the work behind the dish and throwing abilities, he’s still working back from his Tommy John Surgery.

To me, it seems a bit problematic. Even if Rogers is not under the stress that a pitcher is, he’s going to be throwing a lot, and if his arm is not up to 100%, there could be a lot of bad things that result from it. But then again, it may not matter if the Tigers truly target a catcher from an outside organization.

From the looks of it, most players are moving in the right direction without much concern about the key pieces moving forward (Manning, Mize, & Skubal). Hopefully, the Tigers will be able to continue getting their players progressing in the right direction to allow the team to keep making strides and come back healthy in 2023.

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There were some changes in the medical staff, and an offseason likely brings new hires who could help the Tigers get their players back and healthy in time for the 2023 season.