Beau Brieske Shines in Triple-A Rehab Performance
While the Detroit Tigers haven't given fans much to cheer about this MLB season, rookie right-handed pitcher Beau Brieske was one of the club's bright spots in June and July. Well, that was the case until forearm fatigue sidelined the 24-year-old hurler last month.
Brieske began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo last Sunday and has played well since then. In fact, his shining performance on Friday has Tigers feeling like his return could be right around the corner.
Beau Brieske Injury Update
Brieske pitched 4.1 innings against the Iowa Cubs on Friday, striking out eight batters while allowing one run on three hits without issuing a walk. Considering that's an improvement over the two walks, two runs and five hits he allowed in his first rehab start, he's trending in the right direction.
The Tigers rookie pitcher had started 15 Major-League games before his forearm fatigue set in. While he wasn't particularly impressive in April and May, going 3-2 in eight starts with a 3.35 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 45.2 innings in June and July was a stark improvement. Ideally, he can pick up from where he left off when he's healthy.
Sitting second-last in the American League, the Tigers' 2022 campaign is as good as finished. Nevertheless, if Brieske's rehab continues progressing in the right direction, hopefully, he can make his MLB return sooner than later to give fans in the Motor City something to cheer about down the stretch.
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