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2022 Pitching

STATS IP
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W
Wins
L
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ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
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Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 6.2 0 1 8.10 5 2

Top Joey Wentz News

  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Ready to return to Triple-A

    Wentz (shoulder) will be activated from Triple-A Toledo's 7-day injured list Wednesday to pitch in the Mud Hens' game that day against Omaha, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    According to McCosky, the Tigers plan to have Wentz make a tandem start along with Bryan Garcia, who was optioned to Triple-A earlier in the weekend. Wentz, who has been on the IL since early June with a left shoulder injury, will be rejoining Toledo after tossing three scoreless innings for High-A West Michigan on Wednesday. Wentz or Garcia could be options to rejoin the big club for its Aug. 15 doubleheader in Cleveland, when the Tigers will require a temporary sixth member of the rotation.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Starts up rehab assignment

    Wentz (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A West Michigan on Friday.

    Wentz will be cleared to move on to the final phase of his recovery program from a left shoulder injury after he faced hitters in live batting practice Tuesday. He's scheduled to work two innings for West Michigan on Friday and could make an additional appearance or two in the lower ranks of the minors before being reinstated from Triple-A Toledo's 7-day injured list.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Resumes facing hitters

    Wentz (shoulder) threw a live batting practice session Tuesday at the Tigers' spring training complex in Florida, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Wentz has been sidelined since May 31, when he suffered a shoulder injury while making a spot start for the Tigers. Since he was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following that outing, Wentz currently resides on the affiliate's 7-day injured list rather than the Tigers' 10-day IL. Now that he's facing hitters again, Wentz could soon be cleared to head out on a rehab assignment at one of the Tigers' lower-level affiliates before he rejoins the Triple-A rotation.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Should throw soon

    Wentz isn't dealing with anything worse than a stinger in his shoulder and should resume throwing soon, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Wentz left his May 31 start against the Twins with what was originally called a strained left shoulder, but it looks as though the injury isn't as bad as originally feared. He still has work to do before he's able to return to game action, but the result could have been much worse for the Tigers.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: No timeline for return

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday that Wentz (shoulder) remains sidelined and is without a clear timeline to resume throwing, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. "It's kind of similar to a pinched nerve," Hinch said, while describing Wentz's injury. "He's getting some sensation through the shoulder based on what's going on in his neck."

    Wentz picked up the injury while making a spot start May 31 against the Twins in the second game of a doubleheader. The Tigers optioned him to Triple-A Toledo following the outing, so the organization has the luxury of proceeding slowly with his recovery without having to worry about an injured Wentz occupying a spot on the 26-man roster. Detroit has endured numerous injuries to starting pitchers this season, but with Eduardo Rodriguez (oblique) on pace to come off the 15-day injured list next week and Michael Pineda (finger) perhaps a couple weeks away from a return of his own, Wentz likely won't be in line to rejoin the big club soon even if he quickly moves past his shoulder issue.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Getting medical checkup

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday that Wentz will undergo further testing on his injured shoulder, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    The Tigers classified Wentz's injury as a left shoulder strain when he exited his start in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Twins after tossing four scoreless frames, but the upcoming checkup should provide more information with regard to a possible recovery timeline for the 24-year-old. Detroit had already optioned Wentz to Triple-A Toledo following Tuesday's outing, so he could be placed on the affiliate's 7-day injured list in the coming days.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Exits with shoulder strain

    Wentz was removed from Tuesday's start in Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Twins with a strained left shoulder. He was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after the contest.

    The 24-year-old was promoted to start Tuesday's nightcap and pitched well with only one single allowed over four scoreless innings, but he was forced to leave early due to the injury. Wentz was poised to return to Toledo regardless since he was serving as the 27th man for the twin bill, but the injury could affect his availability for another call-up to the big leagues, depending on its severity.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Called up ahead of start

    The Tigers recalled Wentz from Triple-A Toledo ahead of his scheduled start in the second game of the team's doubleheader with the Twins in Detroit.

    Detroit is designating Wentz as its 27th man for the twin bill, so he's expected to be returned to Triple-A following Tuesday's games. The 24-year-old lefty will be looking for better results in his second MLB start, after he struggled mightily in his Tigers debut back on May 11. He lasted just 2.2 innings in a start against Oakland, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and two walks.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Set to start for Detroit on Tuesday

    Wentz (lower leg) will be called up as the Tigers' 27th man to start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Wentz exited Wednesday's start at Triple-A Toledo after he was hit on the shin by a comebacker, but the injury is apparently of no concern, as he's been cleared to make his second major-league start Tuesday. The southpaw struggled in his big-league debut against the Athletics on May 11, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out one over 2.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Exits Wednesday's start

    Wentz was removed from Wednesday's start at Triple-A Toledo after he was hit on the shin by a comebacker, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Wentz lasted five innings during his first start after being sent down, but he was removed from Wednesday's outing after just two innings. The southpaw underwent X-rays that came back negative, so manager A.J. Hinch is hopeful that Wentz isn't dealing with a significant injury.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Sent down after MLB debut

    Wentz (0-1) was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Wednesday's 9-0 defeat versus the A's, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. He took the loss after giving up six runs on seven hits with two walks and one strikeout over 2.2 innings.

    The 24-year-old was called up for his big-league debut Wednesday but laid an egg against Oakland, as he retired only eight of the 16 batters he faced. Wentz will return to Toledo, where he has a 4.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 26:10 K:BB across 19.2 innings this season.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Joining big-league roster

    Wentz was called up from Triple-A Toledo and will start Wednesday against the A's.

    The 24-year-old was previously named as the starter for Wednesday, and he was added to the active roster following Tuesday's doubleheader. It'll be Wentz's MLB debut after he posted a 4.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 26:10 K:BB across 19.2 innings with Toledo to begin 2022.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Set for big-league debut

    Wentz will be called up from Triple-A Toledo to start Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Wentz owns a strong 33.8 percent strikeout rate through five starts for Toledo this season, though that's come with a 13.0 percent walk rate and a 4.12 ERA. Since his return from March 2020 Tommy John surgery last May, he owns a mediocre 4.42 ERA over 23 starts in the minors, but the Tigers will nevertheless give him a chance on the biggest stage. He'll at least get a relatively easy opponent to debut against, but he'll need to find the strike zone more consistently if he's to stick in the majors.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Opening year at Double-A

    The Tigers optioned Wentz to Double-A Erie on Wednesday.

    Though Wentz was participating in big-league camp, he was never a realistic option for the Opening Day roster. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2020, Wentz made his return to game action last May, ultimately picking up 13 starts for Erie. Over his 53.1 innings with the affiliate, Wentz submitted a 3.71 ERA and 58:33 K:BB. He may need to do a better job of curbing his walks at Erie early on during the upcoming season before a promotion to Triple-A Toledo is considered.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Throws bullpen Monday

    Wentz threw a bullpen session Monday and looked comfortable on the mound, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Wentz logged just 72 innings last season between Low-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie in his first year back following Tommy John surgery, recording a 4.50 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in the process. If the 24-year-old looks sharp this spring, the organization will likely increase his workload, and Wentz could push his way up to the Triple-A level at some point in 2022.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Shut down for season

    Wentz has been shut down for the remainder of the season for rest purposes, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Wentz isn't dealing with an injury, but he won't pitch again in 2021 since the Tigers want to monitor his workload after he underwent Tommy John surgery last year. The southpaw made 18 starts between Low-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie this year, and he recorded a 4.50 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 72 innings.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Reinstated from injured list

    Wentz (elbow) was reinstated from the 7-day minor-league injured list Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Wentz made five rehab appearances for Low-A Lakeland across the last few weeks and posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 18.2 innings. He's now been cleared to return following his recovery from March 2020 Tommy John surgery, and he'll start for Double-A Erie on Wednesday. If the southpaw performs well at the Double-A level, he could head to Triple-A Toledo at some point.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Begins rehab assignment

    Wentz (elbow) has made three rehab starts for Low-A Lakeland, posting a 7.45 ERA, 1.96 WHIP and 13:5 K:BB in 9.2 innings.

    Wentz was assigned to Triple-A Toledo coming out of spring training, but he has yet to debut for the affiliate while the Tigers continue to ease him back slowly from March 2020 Tommy John surgery. While his results with Lakeland haven't been particularly strong, Wentz at least looks to have avoided setbacks in the build-up process. He's covered four innings in each of his last two outings for Lakeland, so he could soon be ready to slot back into the Toledo rotation.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Optioned to Triple-A

    Wentz (elbow) was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

    The 23-year-old was in major-league camp but is still working through his throwing program as he makes his return from March 2020 Tommy John surgery. Wentz previously said he may be able to begin a rehab assignment in late April or early May.

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  • Tigers' Joey Wentz: Could return in late May

    Wentz (elbow) said Saturday that he could begin a rehab assignment in late April or early May, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Wentz has ramped up his throwing program early in spring training and began mound work Friday. He underwent Tommy John surgery last March but was optimistic about his status Saturday and said that he hopes to be back on an active roster by late May or early June. Whether he's able to meet his goals depends on his progress during camp, but the southpaw has been on the right track so far.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Lawrence, KS
Age: 24
Bats/Throws: L, L