Detroit Tigers: Matt Manning placed on 15-day IL, Tyler Nevin called up

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Matt Manning hits the IL after being hit by a line drive last night

The Detroit Tigers just announced their first roster move of the 2023 season. Matt Manning was placed on the 15-day IL with a right foot fracture. INF Tyler Nevin was called up to take his spot.

Manning was hit by a comebacker off the bat of the last batter he faced last night against the Blue Jays. A.J. Hinch said he was going to take him out anyway. Manning said he didn't feel a lot of pain, and was hoping to make his start. Now that won't happen.

Here's the full postgame presser with Manning after last night's game:

He seemed to be in pretty good spirits last night. He even said, perhaps jokingly, "It's just a foot." Well, it may be just a foot, but it's still enough to land him in the IL.

Nevin, son of former Tiger and current Angels manager Phil Nevin, was off to a scorching start in Toledo, slashing .514/.553/.771 with one home run in 38 plate appearances. Even with that sample size, that slash line is enough to catch anybody's attention. I'd say he deserved the call-up.

His major league numbers to this point have been...let's say less than impressive. In 64 games with the Orioles from 2021-22, he hit .205 with three home runs and a .604 OPS. He did have a 10.9% walk rate last season, which is notable. He has shown the ability to draw walks throughout the minor leagues.

It seems a bit strange that the Tigers would call up a position player to replace a starting pitcher, but with Michael Lorenzen due back this weekend, there will be more movement in the next few days. We'll have that covered for you like we always do.

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