Profiling Detroit Tigers recent call-up Reese Olson.
It's been an exciting week for the Detroit Tigers; not all is good news. There was a wave of transactions and roster moves that left the team in a spot where they will be fighting to stay alive and compete in the American League (AL) Central.
The team lost Matt Vierling to an injury, and outfielder Riley Greene exited Tuesday's game early. Luckily, the Detroit Tigers had just acquired veteran outfielder Jake Marisnick from the Chicago White Sox to help fill that gap.
On the other hand, some medical news should be exciting as Tarik Skubal continues to progress toward a return to the mound. But amid the bad news and untimely injuries, the team has made a move to call up right-handed pitcher Reese Olson.
Olson is perhaps the team's best pitching prospect outside of Jackson Jobe, who is not even on the mound with his back injury. He came in at no.11 on the Motor City Bengals pre-season Top Prospect Countdown. However, Olson is easily one of the top arms within the teams' farm system and will get his chance to make the big league roster.
As Olson prepares for his debut, why not dive into the right-handed pitcher a bit more and look at three things you should know about the Tigers' new starting pitcher?