Tigers Lose Outfielder To Neck Injury


Two-thirds of the Detroit Tigers' season-opening starting outfield now occupy spots on the injured list, as manager AJ Hinch confirms that Robbie Grossman "can't move his neck."

The 32-year-old Grossman, after a very productive year in 2021, with 23 HR and 20 SB, is off to a dreadful start to the season, batting .199, with a .553 OPS, and not a single home run. 

The one bright spot here, notes Tigers reporter Jason Beck, is that Austin Meadows, the other outfielder on the IL (suffering from vertigo symptoms), has resumed baseball activities, and is set to begin a rehab assignment in Florida on Wednesday.  

In the meantime, the Tigers have only two outfielders left on the active roster—Daz Cameron and Derek Hill. Willi Castro, who's been mainly an infielder in his career, has gotten plenty of starts in the outfield this year however.

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