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Top Sawyer Gipson-Long News

  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Tending to groin strain

    Gipson-Long was diagnosed with a left groin strain after undergoing an MRI last week, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Gipson-Long sustained the injury in a bullpen session last week during the first week of spring training. The 26-year-old is completing daily rehab activities, but the Tigers have yet to offer a timeline for when the right-hander might be ready to make his Grapefruit League debut. Gipson-Long entered camp on the outside looking in for a spot in the Detroit rotation, and the groin injury won't help his case for making the Tigers' Opening Day roster.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Optioned to Toledo

    The Tigers optioned Gipson-Long to Triple-A Toledo on Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Gipson-Long wrapped up his season with a no-decision Thursday against the Royals, yielding three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and two walks over five innings. The 25-year-old right-hander delivered an encouraging 2.70 ERA and 26:8 K:BB across his first four major-league starts (20 innings) this year for Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Strikes out six in no-decision

    Gipson-Long did not factor into the decision Thursday, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over five innings against the Royals while striking out six.

    Gipson-Long struggled a bit with his command out of the gate, but most of the damage off him came on a two-run shot by Michael Massey in the top of the third inning. The rookie right-hander has now gone five innings in all four of his starts and is yet to allow more than two earned runs in an outing. On the downside, he's also issued multiple walks in three consecutive starts.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Solid in no-decision

    Gipson-Long allowed a run on four hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision versus the Athletics on Friday.

    Gipson-Long kept the scoring down but didn't have dominant stuff Friday, throwing 52 of 89 pitches for strikes. He's maintained a 2.40 ERA through 15 innings over three starts while adding a 20:6 K:BB. He's tentatively due for one more start in 2023, which is expected to come at home versus the Royals.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Strikes out 11 in no-decision

    Gipson-Long allowed a run on two hits and three walks while striking out 11 over five innings in a no-decision versus the Angels on Saturday.

    Gipson-Long gave up his first home run, a solo shot to Nolan Schanuel in the third inning, but it was an otherwise impressive second start for the rookie right-hander. Gipson-Long has allowed three runs over 10 innings while posting a 16:3 K:BB across his first two major-league outings. Assuming he's earned another start, he lines up for a favorable road outing in Oakland next week.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Gets second start

    Gipson-Long is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Angels in Anaheim, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    As expected, Gipson-Long will stick around with the big club to make a second turn through the rotation after he limited the White Sox to two runs while striking out five over five innings en route to picking up a win in his MLB debut. Gipson-Long showcased swing-and-miss stuff during stops at Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo prior to getting called up last weekend, but his lack of prospect pedigree and minimal MLB experience still make him a risky streaming option against the Angels.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Grabs win in debut

    Gipson-Long (1-0) earned the win in his big-league debut Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits over five innings in the Tigers' 3-2 victory over the White Sox. He struck out five.

    The 25-year-old Gipson-Long showcased advanced control in his debut, throwing 50 of his 73 pitches for strikes without allowing a walk. Gipson-Long had been struggling a bit at Triple-A Toledo prior to his call-up, pitching to a 5.45 ERA across 34.2 innings with the affiliate following his mid-July promotion from Double-A Erie. After his strong showing Sunday, however, Gipson-Long could get an extended look in the Detroit rotation in September with Matt Manning (foot) set to miss the rest of the season.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Promotion official

    Detroit selected Gipson-Long's contract from Triple-A Toledo ahead of his scheduled start Sunday versus the White Sox.

    Gipson-Long will be making his major-league debut as he toes the slab in the Tigers' series finale against Chicago. The 25-year-old right-hander had registered a 4.33 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 126:29 K:BB in 99.2 innings this summer between Double-A and Triple-A.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: MLB debut coming Sunday

    The Tigers will promote Gipson-Long from Triple-A Toledo to start Sunday against the White Sox, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Acquired from Minnesota last August, Gipson-Long began 2023 at Double-A Erie before working his way to Triple-A in mid-July. He's put up a 5.45 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through 34.2 innings with Toledo, and he's now set to make his MLB debut in a spot start Sunday. While his Triple-A stats aren't impressive, Gipson-Long will have the benefit of facing a White Sox offense that ranks 28th in OPS (.687).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Lithia Springs, GA
Age: 26
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R