Rising Tigers prospect Riley Greene has fractured foot, will miss start of season

No timetable for return

Detroit Tigers' Riley Greene hits a triple in the fourth inning of a spring baseball exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. (John Raoux, The Associated Press 2022)

One of the brightest rising prospects for the Detroit Tigers will miss the start of the season with a fractured foot.

Riley Greene, who was competing in Spring Training to make the Opening Day roster, left Friday’s game with a foot injury. The team confirmed on Saturday that Greene suffered a fracture. Luckily, he won’t need surgery, but is sure to miss a decent chunk of time.

Greene, 21, is a consensus top 10 prospect in MLB and figured to be the starting center fielder for the Tigers on Opening Day, if healthy.

In 124 games between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo last year, Greene hit .301 with a .387 on-base percentage and .534 slugging percentage. He finished with 25 doubles, eight triples and 24 home runs.

A timetable for his return was not announced.

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