Stokes was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Tuesday. Stokes was claimed off waivers by the Tigers last offseason but missed the entire 2020 season due to hand surgery. He produced an above-average batting line at every stop until he reached Triple-A San Antonio in the Brewers' system in 2019, hitting a modest .233/.341/.385 in 95 games. He seemingly still has some development left to do, though he's wound up on a roster where playing time isn't hard to come by.
Stokes was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Tuesday. The 24-year-old loses his spot on the 40-man roster with Detroit inking Robbie Grossman to a two-year, $10 million deal. Stokes missed the entirety of the 2020 campaign after undergoing hand surgery in July, but he should be ready for the start of spring training.
The Tigers reinstated Stokes (hand) from the 45-day injured list Wednesday. Stokes missed the entire 2020 campaign after undergoing surgery on his hand in July, but he shouldn't have his offseason training program affected heading into spring training. The Tigers' decision to activate Stokes allows him to reclaim a spot on the 40-man roster.
Stokes (hand) was recalled and placed on the 45-day injured list Friday. Stokes may not play at all this year after undergoing hand surgery in early July. If he does return, it will come quite late in the season.
Stokes underwent surgery to address a broken bone in his hand and may not be able to play this season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The 24-year-old wasn't listed in the Tigers' initial 60-player roster pool, and the hand surgery provides the explanation for his absence. Stokes hasn't officially been ruled out for the season, but he'll only have a small window to return with the shortened schedule and seems unlikely to see the field before September.