Tigers Place Julio Teheran On 10-Day Injured Record With Shoulder Pressure
The Tigers introduced that righty Julio Teheran has been positioned on the 10-day IL (retroactive to April 7) with a proper shoulder pressure. Proper-hander Alex Lange has been known as up from the group’s taxi squad and is about to make his first Main League look.
Teheran was scheduled to begin final evening’s recreation towards the Indians however developed tightness in his proper triceps whereas warming up within the bullpen through the high of the primary inning, resulting in a really late scratch. With Teheran’s damage now outlined as a shoulder pressure, it isn’t a great signal for a pitcher who has been very sturdy over his 11 Main League seasons.
After a tough 2020 with the Angels, Teheran signed a minor league take care of Detroit that grew to become assured (at a $3MM wage) as soon as the Tigers added the veteran right-hander to their Opening Day roster. His first begin on April three was a profitable one, as Teheran tossed 5 innings of one-run ball and picked up the win within the Tigers’ 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Michael Fulmer now looks as if the logical candidate to take Teheran’s spot within the rotation. The 2016 AL Rookie Of The 12 months started the season as one thing of a swingman reliever as Fulmer continues to attempt to rebuild his profession after a number of arm accidents. Tommy John surgical procedure shelved Fulmer for all of 2019, and he posted an 8.78 ERA over 27 2/three innings in 2020.
Lange has spent a lot of his minor league profession as a starter, however the Tigers have deployed him as a reliever since buying him from the Cubs as a part of the Nick Castellanos commerce in July 2019. Lange was chosen 30th general by the Cubs within the 2017 draft, and the 25-year-old righty has a 4.54 ERA over 232 minor league innings. He’ll be making the soar to the large leagues with none Triple-A expertise, although Lange did pitch at Detroit’s alternate coaching web site final season in lieu of any minor league ball. MLB Pipeline ranks Lange 29th of their record of the Tigers’ top-30 prospects, with a few plus pitches — a 60-grade curveball, and a 55-grade fastball that hit the 97mph plateau this yr at Spring Coaching.