Hello and welcome back to the Woodward Tigers Sunday brunch notes, a collection of Detroit Tigers and MLB stories from the past week.
Since the start of May, Miguel Cabrera has been one of the most consistent hitters in the Detroit Tigers lineup. In the first 14 days of May last season, Cabrera struggled, hitting just .211, with an OPS of .529. But heading into Sunday’s game, Miguel has put up a slash line of /.367/.522 .326 with an OPS of .889 (15-for-49). Extra base wise, he has two doubles and a pair of home runs.
This is his best May since 2016, where he put up a slash line of .314/.407/.451 with an OPS of.858 (16-for-59 through May 15). He shares similar numbers from 2022 in extra base hits with two home runs, but he had just the one double.
Detroit Tigers injury updates:
Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch told the media on Saturday that right-hander Michael Pineda has hit the IL with a broken right finger. During his start yesterday, he took a line drive off his hand, which resulted in the injury. This marks the 4th consecutive season that a pitcher whom the Detroit Tigers have signed has to hit the IL after making less than five starts. Here is the rest of the list:
2021: Julio Teheran (1 GS)
2020: Ivan Nova (4 GS)
2019: Matt Moore (2 GS)
Right-hander Alex Faedo will start the opener on Monday down in Tampa.
Casey Mize, who made a rehab start down Louisville on Thursday, was sent down to Lakeland after experiencing issues with his elbow. Meanwhile, on Friday, Matt Manning pitched for Toledo in a rehab start, going 3.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits, walking two and striking out four.
Victor Reyes is back in the lineup after finishing his rehab assignment down in Toledo.
Chase Silseth was the first player from the 2021 MLB Draft class to make his major league debut. The LA Angels pitcher on Friday threw six shutout innings on the road against Oakland. The 11th round draft pick out of the University of Arizona was posting an ERA of 1.73 down in Double-A.
Shohei Ohtani became the third Japanese born player to hit 100 home runs in MLB history. He joins Hideki Matsui (175) and Ichrio Suzuki (117) on the list.
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