Last Game
Mon, May 23
@ Minnesota Twins (26-16)
  • Target Field
4
Final
5

AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
26-16 8-2 W5
21-20 6-4 W2
18-20 4-6 W1
14-26 3-7 L4
14-27 5-5 L1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .267 0 11 .709 0

Top Austin Meadows News

  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: No timeline for return

    Manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday there's no update on Meadows' (vertigo) status and that the team is "very concerned with what's going on," Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    The 26-year-old landed on the injured list early last week after experiencing dizziness, light-headedness and nausea, and he continues to recover at his home in Florida. Meadows won't be activated when first eligible this week, and it's unclear when he may be able to rejoin the team.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Officially heads to IL

    The Tigers placed Meadows (vertigo) on the 10-day injured list Monday.

    Manager A.J. Hinch already noted after Sunday's win over the Orioles that Meadows and fellow outfielder Victor Reyes (quadriceps) were ticketed for the IL, but the Tigers waited a day to make the transactions official. Daz Cameron was called up from Triple-A Toledo to help restore some depth in the outfield, but the Tigers are likely to proceed with Robbie Grossman, Willi Castro and Derek Hill as their everyday outfielders while Meadows is sidelined.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Moving to injured list

    Meadows is being placed on the 10-day injured list after he experienced dizziness, light-headedness and nausea during Sunday's game against the Orioles, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    The 26-year-old sat out the past couple days after experiencing dizziness stemming from an inner-ear infection, and his return to the lineup Sunday lasted only one inning before being removed. Given the nature of his issues, it's unclear exactly how long Meadows will be sidelined, though he'll be eligible to be activated May 26.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Exits early Sunday

    Meadows (illness) was removed from Sunday's game against the Orioles after the first inning, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    The 27-year-old has been experiencing dizziness the past couple days due to an inner-ear infection, and his return to the lineup Sunday lasted just a single inning. Meadows should be considered day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener in Tampa Bay.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Back Sunday as expected

    Meadows (illness) is starting in right field and hitting third Sunday against the Orioles.

    An ear infection caused him to miss Friday and Saturday, but he's back on the expected timetable for the final game of this series. It's a nice matchup for Meadows against righty Tyler Wells. After a hot first week, Meadows is hitting .215/.311/.291 with zero home runs, nine walks and nine strikeouts over his last 22 games.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Set to return Sunday

    Meadows (illness) will be back in the lineup for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Meadows has sat for two straight games due to dizziness stemming from an inner-ear infection. He's apparently nearly past the problem, however, and should be good to go for the series finale.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Not in Friday's lineup

    Meadows is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles.

    Meadows started the past five games after missing three contests with a non-COVID illness, and he'll take a seat after going 4-for-19 with a double, two walks and a run during that five-game stretch. Robbie Grossman will shift to right field in his absence while Willi Castro starts in left.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Remains out of lineup

    Meadows (illness) isn't starting Saturday against the Orioles.

    Meadows is dealing with some dizziness from an inner-ear infection and will be held out of the lineup for a second straight game. Robbie Grossman will shift to right field while Willi Castro starts in left.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Battling ear infection

    Meadows is out of the lineup Friday against the Orioles due to some dizziness from an inner-ear infection, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    The 27-year-old sat out last weekend with an illness and is now dealing with another ailment. Meadows could be out another day or two, so he isn't guaranteed to see the field this weekend versus Baltimore.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Starting Monday

    Meadows (illness) is starting Monday against the Athletics, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Meadows was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, and he was ultimately forced to miss three games. However, he'll start in right field and bat fourth Monday. Over his four games in May, the 27-year-old has gone 2-for-17 with a double and three strikeouts.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Out again Sunday

    Meadows (illness) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

    Meadows was originally scratched from Friday's lineup with a non-COVID-19-related illness, and he'll now end up missing the final three contests of the four-game series. The Tigers return home for a game Monday against the Athletics, and perhaps the extra day of rest will be enough for Meadows to get healthy and return to action. According to Evan Woodbery of MLive.com, manager A.J. Hinch said Meadows could be available off the bench Sunday in a pinch-hitting capacity, though the Tigers would presumably prefer to stay away from him.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Not starting Saturday

    Meadows (illness) isn't starting Saturday against the Astros.

    Meadows was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a non-COVID illness, and he'll remain out of the starting nine for a second straight game. Whether he's available off the bench is uncertain, but Robbie Grossman will start in right field while Willi Castro takes over in left.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Scratched from Friday's lineup

    Meadows was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Astros due to a non-COVID illness, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Meadows was initially slated to start in right field and bat third Friday, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be available off the bench as he deals with an illness. Robbie Grossman will shift to right field while Willi Castro enters the lineup in left. Meadows should tentatively be considered day-to-day following Friday's scratch.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Sparks offense Saturday

    Meadows went 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

    The Tigers aren't scoring a ton of runs, with their 64 so far this season tied for 27th in the league, but Meadows has not been to blame in his first year with Detroit. The outfielder is batting .328 with an .856 OPS and 11 RBI across 18 games. It was also encouraging to see Meadows start and play well with Los Angeles sending tough lefty Clayton Kershaw to the mound. Meadows has often sat against southpaws, but if he gets more comfortable in these matchups, his fantasy outlook should only improve.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Reaches twice in loss

    Meadows went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

    Meadows is riding a modest four-game hitting streak, and he's likely been Detroit's best offensive player with a team-high nine RBI and .888 OPS this season. He's still hitting the bench regularly against lefties, but the outfielder should produce enough against right-handed pitchers to remain a strong fantasy asset.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Big effort in blowout win

    Meadows went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Rockies in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Meadows was a driving force in the easy 13-0 Detroit win, which continued his strong start with his new team. The outfielder is batting .325 this season and has six RBI and eight runs scored across 11 games. Meadows is still seeking his first home run in a Detroit uniform, but that should come soon enough if he keeps making solid contact at the plate.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: On bench for nightcap

    Meadows will sit for the evening portion of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Meadows went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and three runs scored in the Tigers' 13-0 win in the afternoon contest. He'll sit against lefty Austin Gomber for the nightcap, with Eric Haase starting in left field.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Out of Saturday's lineup

    Meadows is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.

    Meadows has expressed a desire to play more against left-handed pitchers, but he'll begin this game on the bench with Kansas City starting lefty Kris Bubic. Meadows could be used as a pinch hitter in these scenarios, as he does a lot more damage against righties.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Wants to play more versus lefties

    Meadows would like to prove capable of playing against left-handed pitching more often this season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Meadows hit the bench Tuesday when the Tigers faced Boston lefty Rich Hill, but he also delivered a key hit Thursday against Kansas City southpaw reliever Jake Brentz. Meadows was limited to 189 plate appearances against lefties in 2021 and slashed just .198/.270/.293. In 402 plate appearances against righties, his line jumped to .251/.336/.536. Detroit manager A.J. Hinch will still likely limit his exposure to lefties, but if Meadows can make strides there, he could become an even more dynamic player.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Sitting out against lefty

    Meadows is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

    Due to the early start time for the game (1:10 p.m. ET) along with the fact that the Tigers are opposing a left-handed starting pitcher (Rich Hill), manager AJ Hinch likely viewed Tuesday's contest as an ideal time to give the lefty-hitting Meadows his first day off of the season. Eric Haase will step in as the starting left fielder in place of Meadows, who is off to a 6-for-13 start through his first four games with the Tigers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 27
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L