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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-26 4-6 W1
25-27 5-5 L1
24-29 4-6 W2
22-34 5-5 L3
17-38 3-7 W2

Top Casey Mize News

  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Resumes throwing

    Mize (elbow/back) has resumed a throwing program, Jason Beck of 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.

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  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Shut down with back trouble

    Mize (elbow/back) experienced lower back soreness following his latest throwing session, Jason Beck of 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Beginning throwing program

    Mize (elbow/back) is scheduled to begin a throwing progression this week, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    According to Evan Woodbery of, Mize underwent a previously undisclosed back surgery last summer, around the same time he had his Tommy John surgery in June. Mize's recovery from the back procedure delayed the start of his throwing program, but the fact that he's been cleared to start playing catch this week suggests that rehabbing the surgically repaired elbow is the greater concern at this juncture. Even if he avoids any setbacks with his back and/or elbow, he'll still be sidelined for most, if not all, of the 2023 season while he embarks on a long rehab program. Mize is still likely at least a couple months away from facing hitters, and until he's able to reach that phase of his recovery, the Tigers aren't expected to offer a target date for him to resume pitching in games.

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  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Focusing on strengthening work

    Mize is working on maintaining full range of motion in his surgically repaired elbow at this stage of the offseason and has progressed to the strengthening phase of his rehabilitation process, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    After undergoing Tommy John surgery in mid-June, Mize is likely a month or more away from starting a throwing program, but he should at least be ready to play catch during spring training, if not throw off a mound. He'll presumably open the 2023 campaign on the 60-day injured list and isn't likely to pitch until late in the season, if at all.

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  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Surgery completed

    Mize confirmed via his personal Instagram account that he underwent successful Tommy John surgery earlier Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    The right-hander stated that his goal is to pitch for the Tigers at some point in 2023, but if Detroit plans to bring him back in a starting role, his return may not happen until next August or September even if he endures no setbacks in his recovery. Mize made only two starts for the Tigers this season before landing on the injured list in mid-April and eventually opting for the procedure after rest and rehab didn't yield the desired results.

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  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Requires Tommy John surgery

    Mize (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery, Jason Beck of reports.

    The right-hander doesn't actually have a torn UCL, but the procedure is still necessary since the ligament has been stretched to the point that it's lost elasticity. Mize landed on the injured list after only two starts this season, and he made one rehab start in mid-May before his elbow issues worsened. The 24-year-old will miss the rest of the season and will also be sidelined for at least the first half of 2023.

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  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Shut down from throwing

    Manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Mize (elbow) continues to feel discomfort while throwing and will be shut down while seeking additional medical opinions, Jason Beck of reports.

    Mize had his rehab slowed in mid-May but resumed throwing early last week. However, he was unable to throw from 90 feet without experiencing pain and will face another shutdown as a result. A better idea of the right-hander's status will likely come into focus after he receives additional opinions on his elbow.

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  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Shifts to 60-day IL

    The Tigers transferred Mize (elbow) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Tuesday.

    Mize has been on the shelf since April 15 and didn't resume his throwing program until Monday, so he was already on track to spend more than the minimum 60 days on the IL. As a result, the transaction won't affect his timeline for a return. The right-hander is gradually expected to increase his long-toss distance off flat ground before potentially advancing to mound work at some point next week.

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  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Begins throwing again

    Mize (elbow) began playing catch Monday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Mize made just two starts this season before hitting the injured list with a sprained right elbow. He resumed throwing in late April and advanced to a rehab assignment by mid-May, but his first rehab outing went poorly enough that the Tigers elected to pause his rehab program for over two weeks. He's trending in the right direction again but is still several steps from returning to the active roster.

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  • Tigers' Casey Mize: Nearing throwing program

    Mize (elbow) hopes to begin a throwing program this weekend or early next week, Jason Beck of reports.

    Mize made a rehab start at Triple-A Toledo but returned to Lakeland afterward to slow down his rehab program. The right-hander has been limited to plyo throws since heading to Lakeland, so he'll presumably need some time to build back up once he resumes his throwing program. While manager A.J. Hinch is encouraged that Mize is feeling good after slowing down his rehab program, the team won't have a better idea of the righty's status until he begins his throwing program.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Springville, AL
Age: 26
School: Auburn
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R