Detroit Tigers appear to have current, future bullpen ace in Gregory Soto
DETROIT There was a moment in Monday nights win over the Chicago White Sox that felt like a fork in the road for the Detroit Tigers season. Gregory Soto #65 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Comerica Park on July 31, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Soto showed flashes of his potential as a rookie, but nothing like what hes doing so far in 2020. Spencer Turnbull #56 (L) and Gregory Soto #65 of the Detroit Tigers walk together during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 5, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers have Soto under team control until 2026, so his career in the Old English D is just getting started.
Detroit Tigers setup man Buck Farmer placed on 10-day injured list with left groin strain
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers will be without setup man Buck Farmer for at least the next 10 days as he hits the injured list with a left groin strain. Farmer was placed on the 10-day IL Monday after pitching a scoreless eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday to help secure the weekend sweep. Of Farmer’s seven appearances so far this season, six have been scoreless innings in which he allowed a total of just two walks and one hit allowed. That came after the Tigers had a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals canceled and Farmer hadn’t pitched in seven days. Burrows allowed three hits, a walk, a hit by pitch and three earned runs in 2.1 innings of work without striking out a batter.