Detroit Tigers medical update: Jackson Jobe throwing live BPs

Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Jackson Jobe throws live batting practice during spring training
Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Jackson Jobe throws live batting practice during spring training / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jackson Jobe is making progress in his rehab for the Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers just released medical updates on numerous minor leaguers that are dealing with injuries. It's a very long list, but there are certainly some headliners. The biggest of which is we finally got an update on SP Jackson Jobe.

It was revealed that Jobe had lumbar spine inflammation back in March, an injury that set him back quite a few months. However, it sounds like he's made significant progress in his rehab.

According to the update, Jobe is throwing live BP sessions down in Lakeland. That's a very good sign. Theoretically, that means he's close to a rehab assignment. Obviously, that would be great news.

The fact that Jobe could pitch at all this season is a win in and of itself. Back injuries can linger for a long time. For someone as young and in need of development as Jobe, that could have been a terrible injury. But it sounds like he's made some good progress.

He will probably make at least four or five starts in Lakeland before he gets sent to High-A West Michigan. Remember, he didn't really have spring training. He'll need to get ramped back up. We're really looking forward to seeing him pitch.

Other news in the release includes Ryan Kreidler undergoing core muscle surgery. He was most recently on a rehab assignment in West Michigan for a knee injury. He's probably going to be out for a while now, possibly the rest of the season, which is unfortunate. We're not very high on Kreidler, but it would be nice to have him as depth at the very least.

RHP Trevor Rosenthal, who was signed in spring training, is having Tommy John surgery for a second time. They are calling it a "revision" of UCL reconstruction surgery. You have to feel for him.

In fact, several other pitchers in the system had TJS as well. RHPs Kervin Castro and Aaron Haase, as well as LHP Miguel Del Pozo are among the pitchers who will be put on the shelf for the foreeable future. That's a lot of Tommy John, but that's how common it has become.

There are many other injury updates in the release linked above. We recommend you check it out for yourself.

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