Tigers Call Up Unheralded Rookie For Saturday Start

It's not often that a 27th-round pick out of Division II gets to make it to The Show. But that'll be the scene at Comerica Park in Detroit on Saturday, as right-hander Beau Brieske has gotten not only a call-up from the minors, but handed the start for the Detroit Tigers against the Colorado Rockies. 

The 24-year-old was signed for just $75,000 in 2019, but quickly ascended up the ranks for the Tigers, in 2021 going from High-A to Double-A, and this year to Triple-A to start the season. 

His record across the minors includes a 3.22 ERA in 23 starts, with a 10.2K/9. That performance had him as the Tigers' No. 10 ranked prospect by FanGraphs heading into 2022, and after just two starts at AAA Toledo, he gets the call to the big leagues. 

He'll face the Rockies' Austin Gomber in his major league debut on Saturday. 

The Tigers have lost starters Casey Mize and Matt Manning in recent days, leaving a golden opportunity for Brieske. 

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