Detroit Tigers: Matt Vierling returns to the lineup

Detroit Tigers right fielder Matt Vierling (8) celebrates after a hit.
Detroit Tigers right fielder Matt Vierling (8) celebrates after a hit. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers get Matt Vierling back from Injured List.

Fielding a healthy outfield for the Detroit Tigers has recently been a problem. There has been a lot of news as of late about the team missing players due to injuries. While the arms slowly re-couped and ramped back up, the outfield was obliterated with injuries.

The good news is that the Detroit Tigers were able to get Kerry Carpenter back from the Injured List (IL), hoping to see him try and ignite something in the team's offense. Then, with that news came the announcement that Akil Baddoo has headed to the IL with an injury, being placed on the 10-day IL with a quad strain.

This forced the Tigers to call-up Nick Solak to the big leagues. A move that came a day after the team had claimed Solak from the Atlanta Braves organization. But, more good news came on Monday as the team was able to get Matt Vierling back from the IL.

While this move sent Solak back down to Triple-A Toledo, it gave the Tigers back one of their starting outfielders, who is a regular. They have been operating on a real short staff, with Riley Greene's fibula injury not helping either, they were making do with what they had.

Vierling was able to jump back into the lineup, and he was able to pick up the stick well, launching a double in his first at-bat. He was able to jump on a curveball that caught a bit much of the plate and drive it.

Vierling absolutely crushed this one, and as Jason Beck noted, it was the deepest non-home run that a Tigers hitter has hit this year. What a welcome back for the 26-year-old outfielder. The Tigers must be happy that Vierling is back in the lineup for them amid the injury issues.

The right-handed hitting outfielder has played in 46 games for the Tigers, where he has slashed .241/.297/.352 with six doubles, four home runs, and 15 RBI. It has not been a bad showing at all for Vierling in his first season with the Tigers organization.

As the team continues to move back in the right direction, getting some offense out of Vierling might help them snap out of this funk that has absolutely plagued the Tigers' offense as of late. The Tigers will continue to heal up and get some of their weapons back, which is huge for them as they try to compete again.

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