Javier Baez Suffers Severe Injury During Challenging Season

Spine Injury

In a significant setback for the Detroit Tigers, the team has placed infielder Javier Báez on the 10-day injured list due to lumbar spine inflammation. This move, retroactive to June 9, comes at a challenging time for Báez, who has struggled throughout the season with a lackluster batting average of .183, a single home run, and 25 runs batted in.

Báez’s absence marks another blow for the Detroit-based team, which has battled a series of injuries this season. Despite the hardship, the team has maintained a record near the .500 mark, holding a 32-33 standing prior to Tuesday’s game. However, the Tigers find themselves 10.5 games behind the first-place position in the American League Central and 2.5 games away from the final American League Wild Card slot.

This injury to Báez has been a recurring issue, with the player admitting that it has caused intermittent discomfort throughout the season. It has notably affected his performance, leading to just two hits over the span of eight games prior to the decision to seek out specialists’ opinions.

With Báez on the injured list, the Tigers announced the recall of infielder Ryan Kreidler from Triple-A Toledo. Ryan Kreidler has shown promise, returning from a fractured index finger with a home run over the course of five games in Iowa.

Source: ClutchPoints

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