Tigers Get Bad News with Michael Pineda Injury Update

The Detroit Tigers got bad news regarding pitcher Michael Pineda's latest injury update.
The Detroit Tigers got bad news regarding pitcher Michael Pineda's latest injury update. / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Pineda had to be removed from Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles after he was hit by a line drive on the mound. In what seemed to be an inevitable move, the veteran hurler has been placed on the 15-day injured list with a right middle finger fracture.

Michael Pineda Injury Update

Pineda will now be out for at least a few weeks as he works to get a full grip back on his pitching hand. He is set to visit with specialists this week to determine what his recovery will look like. It's a bummer considering how well Pineda had been pitching for a Detroit team lacking depth.

The 33-year-old has posted a 1-2 record to go along with a 3.22 ERA and 1.08 WHIP across five starts in 2022. Pineda has also struck out 12 batters and walked only 4 over 22.1 innings pitched. He now joins fellow starters Matt Manning and Casey Mize in the dugout as the Tigers look for help.

Detroit activated Victor Reyes from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move and is also expected to recall Alex Faedo from Triple-A to take a spot in the rotation. Faedo has started two games for the Tigers this season, posting a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings pitched and earning one loss.

Pineda has up to $2.5 million in bonus money attached to his one-year deal with incentives that could be hard to reach if he cannot stay on the field. For now, the Tigers will look to start winning some games and have odds set at +25000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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