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Tariq Skubel of the Detroit Tigers to face the Hitters in Detroit; KC Mize suffers from back pain

Kansas City, Mo. After completing his eighth bullpen, tarik skubel not sure if Detroit Tigers Will allow him to reveal how many pitches he threw Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

“I don’t know if I should say that,” said Skubel.

Skubel, who is rehabilitating from left flexor tendon surgery, deferred to manager AJ Hinch for a pitch-count inquiry, but the 26-year-old took a lighthearted jibe at the Tigers’ secrecy about his workload in his throwing progress.

“More than anything but not a ton,” Skubel said with a laugh.

“You can add my name to that quote,” said Hinch, when he heard of Skubel’s response. “It’s very creative actually. Very rarely do I take something a player has said and claim it as my own, but I can do that.”

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(From left) Tigers pitchers Matt Manning, Tarik Skubel, Tyler Alexander and Casey Mize in the bullpen during spring training on Monday, February 13, 2023 in Lakeland, Florida.

The Tigers didn’t share Skubel’s pitch count in his eighth bullpen, although Hinch said the latest season was “really light,” but the Tigers had big news to reveal: Skubel, arguably the best pitcher in the organization, Will do live batting practice at Comerica Park this weekend.

He’s getting close to a rehab job.

“I’m all right,” said Scubal. “The bullpen’s been fine.”

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During Tuesday’s bullpen, Andy Ibanez He went to the bullpen and stood with his bat in the batter’s box, wearing his helmet. The 30-year-old, who has three of 13 hits against left-handed pitchers, is stuck in an 0-for-24 slump with zero walks and six strikeouts in six games.

He wanted to track pitches from Scuble.

“He loves it, and he does it every inning if you watch him come out of the dugout,” Hinch said. “And Andy’s not swinging the bat particularly well. I think he’s getting a little anxious at the plate, and that was a small part of his (before-game) preparation. Michael (Brother, hitting coach) told me he went there, which probably tells me a few things about Andy.”

Skubel has a 4.15 ERA with 90 walks (7.2% walk rate) and 318 strikeouts (25.5% strikeout rate) in his 60-game MLB career, which spanned parts of three seasons. The Tigers selected him in the ninth round of the 2018 draft.

right handed batsman how cornAfter recovering from a right elbow sprain and groin strain, experienced mild lower back pain following his last throwing session.

26 year old – who had back surgery Recently increased his throwing from three times per week to four times – after completing elbow surgery last season. He Tommy John had surgery in June 2022 To repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

“Things are going to unfold from time to time,” Hinch said. “We will address them and continue to take further steps.”

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Mize, the 2018 No. 1 overall pick, will not throw for the remainder of the week in hopes of resuming his throwing program soon. Rest as part of his return-to-play progress was scheduled the week before, according to the Tigers’ medical report.

“I’ve been dealing with the (back) issue for a long time,” said Miese February 15 in spring training, when the Tigers revealed his back surgery. “I would say over the years. It’s something that has slowly worsened over time. We had a unique opportunity within Tommy John surgery to deal with it. There was time available to do it, so we did everything we could.” Decided to get better. That way, when I come back, I can be the best player I can be and fully fit.”

Mize has not pitched for the Tigers since April 14, 2022. He has a 4.29 ERA with 56 walks (7.1% walk rate) and 148 strikeouts (18.7% strikeout rate) in parts over 188⅔ innings in his 39-start MLB career. three seasons.

one more step forward

• right hand beau briske (Right Ulnar Nerve Entrapment) is scheduled to hold a live batting practice Wednesday in Lakeland, Florida, home of the Tigers’ spring training complex. If all goes well, he could join the Tigers at Comerica Park to complete his rehabilitation.

proud parents

Manager AJ Hinch will miss Friday’s game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. He is traveling to Houston for his daughter’s high school graduation.

Bench coach George Lombard will miss Tuesday and Wednesday’s games in Kansas City to attend his son’s high school graduation in Miami.

Lombard’s son, George Lombard Jr., committed to Vanderbilt to play baseball.

Contact Evan Petzold at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold,

This article was originally published on the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Tigers’ Tarik Skubel to face hitters at Comerica Park

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