Baez signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers on Tuesday.
Baez returns to the Tigers less than a week after being released, the lone difference being he is no longer on the 40-man roster. The 25-year-old has spent most of the season at Triple-A Toledo and had a 7.36 ERA over 22 innings before being demoted to Double-A Erie in July.
Baez (undisclosed) was released by the Tigers on Friday.
The 25-year-old was on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Erie with an undisclosed injury, but he was released to make room on the 40-man roster for Edwin Jackson. Baez spent the bulk of the season at Triple-A Toledo, posting a 7.36 ERA, 1.86 WHIP and 18:14 K:BB across 22 innings.
Double-A Erie placed Baez on its 7-day injured list Thursday, Tom Reisenweber of the Erie Times-News reports.
He'll shift to the IL for the second time this season. Baez's previous absence was due to an illness, but it's unclear what's ailing him this time around. The right-handed reliever has has posted a 7.24 ERA in 27.1 innings between three different affiliates this season.
Baez (illness) was promoted from High-A Lakeland to Double-A Erie on Saturday.
Triple-A Toledo placed Baez on its 7-day injured list earlier this month due to an illness, but the right-hander seems to be back to full strength now. He made two appearances at Lakeland over the past week in what was essentially a rehab assignment, covering three innings between those outings. Baez will likely continue pitching out of the Erie bullpen for the time being before eventually earning another look at the Triple-A level if his performance warrants a move up the minor-league ladder.
Baez (illness) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at High-A Lakeland on Sunday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Baez has been stuck on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Toledo since early June with what was described as a "minor illness," but his month-plus absence suggests his ailment was more significant than the Tigers may have let on. In any case, Baez's impending rehab outing suggests he'll trending in the right direction health-wise. He'll likely make at least a couple appearances in the lower rungs of the minors before slotting back into the Toledo bullpen.
Triple-A Toledo placed Baez on its 7-day injured list Saturday with a "minor illness," Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Toledo called up Ethan DeCaster from Double-A Erie to take Baez's spot on the roster. Over his 18 relief appearances with Toledo this season, Baez has posted a 7.36 ERA and 1.86 WHIP.
Baez was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Friday's game against the Mets.
Baez will head back to the minor leagues after allowing a run in his lone relief appearance May 17 against Oakland. The Tigers will recall Ryan Carpenter prior to Saturday's contest in a corresponding move.
Baez was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Baez will take the roster spot of Reed Garrett, who was designated for assignment after allowing four runs during Thursday's loss to the Athletics. The 25-year-old Baez figures to fill a low-leverage relief role during his time with the big club, given he compiled an 8.00 ERA and 1.94 WHIP across 18 innings with Triple-A Toledo prior to earning a promotion.
Baez was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.
Baez appeared in five games thus far in spring and allowed four runs on six hits and two walks across five innings. The 25-year-old made his debut last June and spent all of September in the majors as he posted a 5.02 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 14.1 innings. Baez will have to work his way back to the majors if he is to become a factor in the Tigers' bullpen.
Baez tossed 2.1 scoreless innings in Wednesday's loss to the Astros, and he's now gone three appearances (5.1 innings) without allowing a run since being promoted to the majors Sept. 1.
Baez also tossed 4.1 scoreless innings in his MLB debut June 4, so he's been unblemished in 9.2 major-league innings to date. The 24-year-old has certainly been a bit of a surprise, as his 5.64 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 103.2 innings with Double-A Erie this year didn't indicate that any success might be coming at a higher level. Nonetheless, Baez could earn himself a more permanent spot in the Tigers' bullpen heading into 2019 if he continues to excel in the final weeks of the 2018 season.
Baez was recalled from Double-A Erie on Saturday.
Baez will pitch out of the Tigers' bullpen for the final month of the season after transitioning to a relief role with the SeaWolves in July. The 24-year-old posted a 5.64 ERA across 103.2 innings with Double-A Erie this season. In his only major-league appearance, Baez struck out four across 4.1 scoreless innings.
Baez will transition to a relief role with Double-A Erie on Thursday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
It was always expected that Baez would eventually make the shift to the bullpen, and Detroit's vice president of player development David Littlefield -- with the stamp of approval from general manager Al Avila -- elected to slide him out of the rotation in hopes that the 24-year-old will be ready to join the big-league team later this year in a full-time capacity. Across 15 starts with Erie, he's posted a 5.31 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 64 strikeouts in 76.1 innings. He made a long-relief appearance with the Tigers while serving as the club's 26th man during a doubleheader with the Yankees on June 4, during which he logged 4.1 scoreless innings. Baez will look to get comfortable in a role that he worked at in spring training.
Baez was returned to Triple-A Erie following Monday's win over the Yankees.
Baez was brought up as the Tigers' 26th man for Monday's doubleheader, and he tossed 4.1 scoreless innings with three walks and four strikeouts in Game 1. He's posted a 3.90 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 45 strikeouts across 55.1 innings at Triple-A this season.
Baez was officially recalled from Double-A Erie ahead of Monday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Baez will serve as the Tigers' 26th man for the twin bill and is expected to be available out of the bullpen in long relief for either contest. The 24-year-old has worked exclusively as a starter for Erie this season, posting a 3.90 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 55.1 innings.
Baez will work out of the bullpen for the Tigers during the team's doubleheader Monday against the Yankees, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
After Baez revealed earlier Sunday that he would be promoted from Double-A Erie in advance of the doubleheader, it was widely assumed that he would start one of the two games. That won't be the case, however, as the Tigers will bring up Drew VerHagen from Triple-A Toledo to start Game 1, while Mike Fiers takes the hill for Game 2. Baez, meanwhile, will provide length out of the bullpen in the event either VerHagen or Fiers fails to work deep into his respective start. Since Baez will serve as the 26th man in the twin bill, it's likely that he'll be optioned back to Erie following the second game.
Baez posted on his personal Instagram account that he was recalled from Double-A Erie prior to the Tigers' game Sunday against the Blue Jays, Emily Waldon of The Athletic Detroit reports.
The Tigers have a temporary opening in the rotation after Ryan Carpenter (oblique) landed on the disabled list a few days ago, and it appears Baez has been tabbed to fill the void. After losing out on his long-shot bid for the Detroit rotation in spring training, Baez has picked up 10 starts for Erie this season, posting a 3.90 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 55.1 innings. The Tigers may make Baez available out of the bullpen Sunday, but assuming he goes unused, he'll be a prime candidate to start one half of a doubleheader Monday against the Yankees or Detroit's series opener with Boston on Tuesday.
The Tigers optioned Baez to Double-A Erie on Tuesday.
With only two games of experience above the High-A level, Baez wasn't a realistic candidate to win an Opening Day rotation spot in Detroit. The 24-year-old right-hander is viewed as one of the better pitching prospects in the organization and could emerge as a starting option for the big club in 2019 with a strong showing over a full season at Erie.
Baez, 23, has a 4.37 ERA and 74:22 K:BB through 70 innings for High-A Lakeland.
Baez has been brought along slowly by the Tigers, but his strikeout rate has jumped this season. He still remains slightly hittable at times due to his fringy off speed pitches, but he throws hard. Baez may end up in the bullpen, but for now he will remain in the starting rotation.
Baez (ribs) was activated from the minor-league DL this week and gave up seven runs on nine hits and two walks in 2.1 innings in his first start back against High-A St. Lucie.
He has now given up 10 earned runs while recording just three strikeouts in 6.1 innings this season. Baez is hardly worth the attention of dynasty-league owners.
Baez has an intercostal strain and will be shut down at High-A Lakeland, the Detroit News' Chris McCosky reports.
He has already been placed on the minor-league disabled list, and should be considered out indefinitely. Baez gave up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings in his lone start for Lakeland this season.
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||113.1||21||21||0||7||9||0||88||28||125||3.82||1.353|
|2017||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||88.2||17||17||0||6||7||0||92||24||88||3.88||1.270|