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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Opening for bullpen game

    Vest will serve as the Tigers' opening pitcher Saturday against the Guardians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    The Tigers are treating their penultimate game of the regular season as a bullpen day, with Vest unlikely to work more than an inning or two before giving way to a slew of relievers. Vest will be serving as an opener for the fourth time this season.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Struggles in first loss

    Vest (2-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits while retiring just a single batter to take the loss Friday against the Athletics.

    Starter Sawyer Gipson-Long allowed just one run across five innings, but Vest couldn't keep it up in the sixth, and he ended up taking his first loss of the year out of the bullpen. Part of the damage was a home run by Brent Rooker, which was just the third long ball allowed by Vest this season across 45.1 innings. The righty has been solid overall with a 3.18 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, and he should get a few more opportunities to pitch before the schedule wraps up.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Secures five-out save

    Vest allowed a hit and struck out two over 1.2 innings to earn the save in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Dodgers.

    Regular closer Alex Lange blew a save Tuesday and had pitched three of the last four days, while Vest was fresher. Vest threw 23 pitches (15 strikes) to get the last five outs of this contest for his second save this season. He's added 10 holds and two blown saves, and he's on an 11.2-inning scoreless streak. For the year, Vest has a 2.80 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 52:13 K:BB across 45 innings.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Snags extra-inning save

    Vest allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Angels.

    Vest extended his scoreless streak to 8.2 innings with this effort, which came after Alex Lange blew a save chance in the ninth inning. This was Vest's first save of the season and the second of his career. He's added 10 holds, a 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 48:13 K:BB through 42 innings this season, operating in a somewhat high-leverage setup role at times.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Reinstated Friday

    Vest (leg) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Friday.

    Vest returns to the majors after four rehab appearances with Triple-A Toledo. In four innings he allowed four earned runs, but he fired a perfect inning in his last game. Before his leg injury, the reliever had a 2.53 ERA in the month of June. In a corresponding move, Chasen Shreve was designated for assignment.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Begins rehab assignment

    Vest (leg) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.

    A strained right leg has kept Vest on the shelf since late June, and he appears to be approaching a return to Detroit's bullpen. The 28-year-old righty holds a 2.73 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through 29.2 innings and figures to return within a week.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Lands on IL with leg strain

    Detroit placed Vest on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a right lower leg strain.

    Vest suffered the injury in Monday's series opener against the Rangers and will be sidelined through the All-Star break. He leaves behind a 2.73 ERA and 32:9 K:BB through 29.2 innings of work this season with the Tigers.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Dealing with knee discomfort

    Vest was lifted from Monday's game against the Rangers due to right knee discomfort, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Vest is likely headed for further evaluation after exiting in the second inning of Monday's clash. The right-hander will be considered day-to-day until the Tigers provide an update on his status.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Exits with apparent injury

    Vest was removed from Monday's game against the Rangers due to an undisclosed injury, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    McCosky notes that Vest appeared to be favoring his calf or leg, though the team has yet to confirm the extent of the injury. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Opening again Sunday

    Vest will start Sunday's game against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    The 28-year-old delivered a scoreless frame as the opener Friday and will receive another start in Sunday's series finale. Vest hasn't recorded more than six outs in any of his 23 appearances this year, so he should turn things over to the bullpen after an inning or two.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Serving as opener Friday

    Vest will serve as the Tigers' opener Friday against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Vest took his first opener turn of the year last Sunday against the Diamondbacks and worked a scoreless first frame. He'll look to repeat that Friday versus Minnesota, with Tyler Alexander likely slated for bulk relief.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Opening Sunday's contest

    Vest will serve as the Tigers' opening pitcher for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Vest hasn't recorded more than six outs in any of his 20 appearances on the season, so he's unlikely to work more than once through the order before giving way to Joey Wentz, who will work as a bulk reliever in his normal turn through the rotation. The 28-year-old Vest will be making his first start of the season and the third of his MLB career.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Earns second win

    Vest (2-0) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win Wednesday against the Rangers. He struck out one.

    Starter Joey Wentz covered 4.1 innings before giving way to Vest. The latter has been a strong relief option this year, as he now has a 2.84 ERA and has struck out 20 batters in 19 innings. Alex Lange has locked down the closer job with his own stellar play, but Vest has carved out an important role in the Detroit bullpen.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Continues strong play

    Vest tossed two scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Pirates.

    Vest cruised through the seventh and eighth innings on 17 pitches, with 15 of those strikes. The righty lowered his ERA to 1.42 in the process, and while Alex Lange appears to be locked in as the team's closer, Vest has been a great reliever so far. He has some fantasy value as long as he's contributing elite ratios and good strikeout numbers.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Looks good in 2023 debut

    Vest tossed two scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

    Vest was recalled from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the day and immediately looked comfortable in the MLB bullpen. The righty posted a 4.00 ERA with a 63:22 K:BB over 63 innings last season for the Tigers, so it was a bit of a surprise that he didn't make the Opening Day roster despite some struggles in spring training. He could stick around now, however, with Detroit lacking in established bullpen options.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Recalled to MLB roster

    Vest was recalled by the Tigers from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.

    Vest will take the place of Trey Wingenter on the roster after Wingenter was placed on the 15-day injured list with shoulder tendinitis. In 59 games with the Tigers in 2022, Vest posted a 4.00 ERA with a 63:22 K:BB over 63 innings.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Returns to Triple-A

    Detroit optioned Vest to Triple-A Toledo following Tuesday's doubleheader with the Guardians.

    Vest served as the 27th man for the twin bill but didn't appear out of the bullpen in either game.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Up as 27th man

    The Tigers recalled West from Triple-A Toledo ahead of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Guardians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Vest has been designated as the 27th man for the twin bill, so he'll most likely be headed back to the minors following the pair of games. The reliever has struggled in the early going with Toledo, posting a 10.29 ERA in his first six appearances.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Optioned to Triple-A

    Vest was optioned to Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on Friday.

    Vest has struggled mightily this spring while fighting mechanical issues. He will try to get those ironed out at Toledo and could still be a key piece in the Tigers' bullpen later this season.

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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Working on delivery on side

    Vest has been held out of Grapefruit League games lately as he works on his delivery, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Vest has been blasted for eight runs over just three innings this spring. He'll throw live batting practice Saturday and could get into a game after that. "We have to get him moving down the mound the way he normally does," Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 28
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R