Report: Casey Mize placed on injured list, but seems to have avoided major injury
Earlier this season, former Auburn RHP Casey Mize tossed a no-hitter for the Erie SeaWolves.
Now, the No. 1 overall pick from the 2018 MLB Draft is heading to the injured list, but it sounds like things could have been much worse.
The double-A pitcher in the Detroit Tigers’ organization is on the seven-day IL, but followup tests reveal that his injury is nothing major. In fact, it seems to be minor back and shoulder inflammation (via MLB.com):
Though Mize has been placed on the seven-day injured list at Erie, an MRI exam taken Friday morning suggested right shoulder inflammation rather than something more serious. Noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews and Tigers team surgeon Dr. Stephen Lemos both reviewed test results and agreed on a diagnosis of minor inflammation in the back of the shoulder, according to the team.
This is good news for the Tigers and SeaWolves, but they’ll probably still be overly cautious bringing him back from this injury.
Mize would likely be ready for MLB service if the Tigers were in contention this year, but since they’re not, a 2020 timeline may be more realistic. Therefore, the Tigers will want to make sure he doesn’t suffer a yearlong setback on the injury front.