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Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Tigers’ Javier Báez placed on IL with back injury; Ryan Kreidler called

By meerna Jun12,2024

The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that they have placed shortstop Javier Báez on the 10-day injured list with lumbar spondylitis.

His stay in Illinois is effective from Sunday.

Detroit also recalled goalie Ryan Kreidler from Triple-A Toledo in a similar move.

Báez has been quite solid for most of his career and has appeared in at least 136 games in every season since 2016, apart from an abbreviated 2020 campaign when he appeared in 59 of 60 contests.

This is his third season with the Tigers after spending more than seven years of his career with the Chicago Cubs until they traded him to the New York Mets in 2021.

His resume includes a World Series crown, a Silver Slugger Award, a Gold Glove and two All-Star nominations during his time with the Cubs, although he has struggled to maintain consistency in Detroit and is hitting .183/.209/.247 with one-game runs and 25 RBI in 53 games in this season.

With this loss, the Tigers will turn to Zach McKinstry and Kreidler to help cover Báez in goal.

By meerna

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