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Tigers' Casey Mize: Nearing normal offseason program
Mize (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Mize is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Friday and will then move along to a normal offseason program, assuming all continues to go well. The 26-year-old right-hander missed the entire 2023 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he could be a consideration for the Tigers' Opening Day rotation in 2024 if his health cooperates.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Bullpen session on tap
Mize (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Mize was pulled off his throwing program Aug. 30 due to elbow fatigue. He's now scheduled to resume throwing off a mound and could face hitters again shortly afterward. However, there is still no guarantee Mize makes it back to Detroit's pitching staff before the end of the season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Could throw again next week
Mize (elbow/shoulder) is aiming to resume his throwing program early next week, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Mize experienced some shoulder fatigue while tossing live batting practice Wednesday, but it shouldn't be too much of a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. That said, the 26-year-old right-hander could run out of time to make it back to the majors before the conclusion of the 2023 regular season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Dealing with fatigue
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Mize (elbow) battled some soreness and fatigue while throwing live batting practice Wednesday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Mize cut the workout short at 18 pitches, though Hinch expressed optimism that it won't be a significant setback for the 26-year-old right-hander as he completes his recovery from Tommy John surgery. "I think he's fatiguing. I think he's tired," said Hinch. "I don't think he felt particularly great, which is expected." Mize could still perhaps begin a minor-league rehab assignment sometime in September and return to major-league action before the 2023 regular season comes to an end Oct. 1.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Checks out fine after live session
Mize (elbow) reported no issues after throwing a 20-pitch live batting practice session Saturday, MLB.com reports. "It's good to have a hitter in the box again," said Mize, who will look to throw more pitches in his next session in a few days.
The 26-year-old faced hitters for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery and back surgery last summer. According to manager A.J. Hinch, Mize looked "exceptional" during the session, with the right-hander sporting a fastball that hovered around the mid-90s and also mixing in sharp-breaking curveballs. Mize could need at least a couple more live sessions before getting cleared to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment. He could have a chance to pitch in the big leagues before the season ends Oct. 1, but if that comes to fruition, the Tigers may deploy him as a reliever or as an opening pitcher rather than a traditional starter.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Faces hitters again Wednesday
Mize (elbow) threw his second round of live batting practice Wednesday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Mize appears to be close to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment and should be able to make a few appearances for the Tigers in the closing weeks of the 2023 season, whether in a starting or relief role. The 26-year-old right-hander required both Tommy John and back surgery last summer.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Set to face live hitters
Mize (elbow) is set to throw live batting practice Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
It will be his first time facing live hitters since he underwent both Tommy John and back surgery last summer. Mize is hoping to make a few appearances for the Tigers before the conclusion of the 2023 campaign, though the clock is obviously ticking.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Scheduled for bullpen session
Mize (elbow) is scheduled to throw his next bullpen session Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Mize continues to keep a potential 2023 return in his sights as he continues to build his arm strength back up. The starting pitcher will remain relatively constrained during the bullpen sessions for the time being as he tries to finish his recovery from June 2022 Tommy John surgery.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Throws another bullpen session
Mize (elbow) is scheduled to throw his next bullpen session Saturday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Mize threw is first bullpen session July 28 after undergoing Tommy John surgery last June. He only threw fastballs in that session, and it remains to be seen what he will throw in his next one. It is still a possibility that Mize returns before the end of the season, but he is running out time to get fully stretched out in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Throws bullpen session
Mize (elbow) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Wednesday marks Mize's first bullpen session since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June. He only threw fastballs and still has a long way to go before making his return, though it remains possible that he'll be able to pitch before the end of the year.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Throwing off slope of mound
Mize (elbow) will throw off the slope of the mound Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
It will be the first time Mize has thrown off of any kind of incline since he underwent Tommy John surgery last June. The right-hander had a bit of a hiccup when he had to be shut down a while with back soreness, but he's back on track now. A late-season return remains possible.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Playing catch regularly
The Tigers announced Friday that Mize (elbow) has resumed playing catch four times per week, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Mize, who is working his way back from June 2022 Tommy John surgery as well as back surgery, had his rehab program shut down about three weeks ago after experiencing back discomfort. Fortunately, the setback wasn't a major one, as Mize resumed throwing a week later. He'll likely to gradually increase the distance of his throwing sessions before potentially advancing to mound work by the end of June. An August or September return from the 60-day injured list remains realistic for Mize, though it's unclear if he'll have sufficient time to build back up for a starting role.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Resumes throwing
Mize (elbow/back) has resumed a throwing program, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Mize had to be shut down for a bit due to a back issue cropping up, which was concerning since he's coming off back surgery (as well as Tommy John surgery). The right-hander has a shot to make it back late this season, but that probably won't happen if he has more setbacks.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Shut down with back trouble
Mize (elbow/back) experienced lower back soreness following his latest throwing session, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Mize will be shut down for a week before trying to ramp up again. He required Tommy John surgery last June and then a back procedure shortly after. It's unclear at this point whether the 26-year-old former top prospect is going to be a contributor at all for the Tigers in 2023 as he continues to encounter roadblocks in his recovery.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Throws from 100-plus feet Friday
Mize (elbow, back) threw from around 100 feet Friday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Mize, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is slowly ramping up his activity early in the season. The elbow injury and subsequent procedure typically leads to a 12-to-18 month recovery period, putting Mize in an uncertain position on his status for the 2023 campaign. Regardless though, the 2018 first round selection figures to be a big part of the Tigers' long-term plan, and the organization is unlikely to rush him back.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Playing catch thrice weekly
The Tigers announced Tuesday that Mize (elbow, back) is playing catch three times a week in his throwing program, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Mize is on the 60-day injured list while he continues to recover from the Tommy John surgery he underwent last June followed by a back surgery shortly thereafter. The right-hander isn't likely to return from the IL until August or September at the soonest, and it's possible he doesn't pitch for the big club at all in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Lands on 60-day IL
Mize was placed on the 60-day injured list by the Tigers on Friday as he recovers from right elbow and back surgeries.
The Tigers needed to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for waiver claim Tyler Holton. Mize had Tommy John surgery last June and also underwent back surgery around the same time. He's begun a throwing program but is expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2023 season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 212 lbs|
|Birthplace: Springville, AL|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|