Detroit Tigers Shut Down Infielder With Oblique Injury

Detroit Tigers' third baseman Tyler Nevin has been shut down due to oblique soreness, according to a statement by Manager AJ Hinch.

Nevin experienced the soreness after batting practice on Tuesday and underwent an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.

The results of the MRI are expected to be available on Friday, but even if the injury is minor, it could jeopardize Nevin's chances of making the Opening Day roster.

Nevin, who had been making a case for an infield spot, holds a .205/.312/.292 triple-slash line, with three home runs, 19 RBIs and 20 runs scored over 64 games played over his two-year career.

He was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles for cash this offseason.

Andy Ibanez, who Nevin is competing against for an Opening Day role, is dealing with a finger tear and didn't play in Cuba's first game at the World Baseball Classic.

He's expected to be fine in a couple of days. Photo Credit: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports