Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize will undergo Tommy John and miss the rest of the 2022 season.
The first overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, Casey Mize, who has not pitched since April 14th, will have to undergo Tommy John surgery according to Detroit Tigers manager A.J.Hinch said during his talk to the media in the dugout on Friday.
The Tigers have been able to navigate through the injuries as pitchers like Beau Brieske and Alex Faedo have stepped up in his absence. Mize joins an extensive list of Tigers players who have had TJ surgery. Here is a list via MLB Player Analysis:
As a collective, the 2018 draft class, minus a few players like Shane McClanahan, has not seen a ton of success so far. However, Detroit Tigers fans do not be surprised if Casey Mize comes back earlier than expected. Mize is known for his work ethic, which has gotten him to the top of rotation. For now, Detroit will continue to use the depth they have been able to pull from the farm system.