Agrazal (forearm) cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo.
Agrazal was expected to be a member of the Tigers' rotation this season but wound up missing the entire season with forearm tendinitis. It's not clear whether or not the issue will continue bothering him heading into next season, but he'll be one step further away from the big leagues even if healthy now that he's off the 40-man roster.
Agrazal (forearm) was placed on the 45-day injured list Wednesday.
He had been sidelined with forearm tendinitis, but this essentially ends his 2020 season. Agrazal was throwing as recently as last week, so it looks like he is hoping to avoid surgery.
Agrazal (forearm) will throw a one-inning live batting practice session Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Agrazal was supposed to open the year in the Tigers' rotation but was diagnosed with a strained right forearm the day before his first scheduled start. The diagnosis has since been updated to forearm tendinitis. While it's certainly a positive that he's already progressed to live batting practice, his return date remains unclear.
Agrazal (forearm) will throw his first bullpen session Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Agrazal is on track for a lengthy absence after he was diagnosed with forearm tendinitis at the end of July. However, the team could get a better idea of his status for the remainder of the 2020 season based on how his arm feels following his throwing sessions.
Agrazal was diagnosed with forearm tendinitis and will rehab at the Tigers' satellite camp, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
He was originally diagnosed with a forearm strain, but after more tests the Tigers are calling it tendinitis. He hasn't been ruled out for the season, but it's possible we won't see him again until 2021.
Agrazal underwent an MRI on his strained forearm Tuesday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Agrazal hit the injured list with a strained right forearm Monday. Whether or not that diagnosis will be updated remains to be seen. Rony Garcia will start Tuesday against the Royals in his absence.
Agrazal landed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain Monday.
A forearm strain is sometimes the first diagnosis of an injury that leads to a lengthy absence, though there's yet to be any indication of how long this particular case is supposed to keep Agrazal off the field. Anthony Castro was recalled in a corresponding move. Agrazal had been lined up to start Tuesday's game against the Royals. It's not clear whether or not Castro will start in his place.
Agrazal will open the season in the Tigers' starting rotation, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The 25-year-old made his major-league debut with the Pirates last season and had a 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 41:18 K:BB over 73.1 innings (14 starts). Agrazal likely will only remain a member of the rotation until Daniel Norris (not injury related) is game ready after missing the first couple weeks of summer training.
The Tigers selected Agrazal's contract Thursday.
Now that he's been formally added to the 40-man roster and 30-man Opening Day roster, Agrazal is expected to slot in as Detroit's fifth starter. Once Daniel Norris (illness) is activated from the COVID-19 injured list or when Michael Fulmer -- who is slated to work as an opening pitcher to begin the season -- is fully stretched out, Agrazal will likely shift to the bullpen or get optioned to the Tigers' alternate training site.
Agrazal is an option to begin the season as the Tigers' fifth starter, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athleticreports.
Stavenhagen notes that the Tigers could turn that spot in the rotation into a bullpen day of sorts, so even if Agrazal does get the start, he's unlikely to pitch particularly deep into the contest. Daniel Norris (not injury related) should reclaim a rotation spot soon enough, which would push Agrazal into a bullpen role.
Agrazal will be a part of the Tigers' 60-man player pool this season.
Agrazal was competing for a bullpen spot when spring training was suspended, and he'll make the club's expanded roster. The 25-year-old made 15 appearances (14 starts) for the Pirates last season and will give the Tigers an option for long relief or spot starts.
Agrazal could make the Tigers' roster as a long reliever when the regular season is able to begin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Agrazal started 14 times last year for Pittsburgh, so he has the ability to give the Tigers some length out of the bullpen. With a compacted schedule likely on the horizon, bullpens figure to stay busy, which could keep Agrazal in the majors for the time being.
Agrazal passed through waivers unclaimed and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.
The Tigers will get to keep Agrazal in their organization after picking him up from the Pirates in exchange for cash in late November. Agrazal recorded a 4.91 ERA in 73.1 innings as a rookie last season.
Agrazal was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Wednesday.
Agrazal was picked up from Pittsburgh in exchange for cash considerations back in November but will lose his roster spot after the Tigers picked up Eric Haase in a similar trade from Cleveland on Wednesday. Agrazal posted a 4.91 ERA and a 12.8 percent strikeout rate in his 73.1-inning debut for the Pirates last season.
Agrazal was acquired from the Pirates by the Tigers in exchange for cash considerations Monday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Agrazal isn't much more than a lottery ticket, but the Tigers certainly should be picking up as many of those as they can. In 14 starts and one relief appearance in his debut season for the Pirates last season, the 24-year-old posted an uninspiring 4.91 ERA, and his 5.90 FIP suggests things could have been worse. He showed good control, walking just 5.6 percent of opposing batters, but struck batters out at a poor 12.8-percent clip.
Agrazal was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Wednesday.
Agrazal ended up making 14 starts for the Pirates in 2019 and posted a 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 41:18 K:BB over 73.1 innings. The Pirates needed to create space on the 40-man roster to protect prospects for the Rule 5 draft, leading him to be DFA'd.
Agrazal allowed two runs on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts across six innings during a no-decision against the Cubs on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old continued his strikeout success in this outing and only yielded two runs or less in six frames for the first time since July 21, but the Pirates bullpen gave up his one-run lead after he left. Agrazal struck out 11 hitters in his last 11 innings to end the season. He will finish the year 4-5 with a 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 73.1 innings this season.
Agrazal (4-5) gave up four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six in five innings Wednesday against the Mariners. He took the loss.
He has been consistently mediocre of late -- his last quality start in the majors came on July 21 and he has failed to complete five innings in each of his last three appearances. His final start of the season figures to come next Wednesday against the Cubs if he remains in the rotation.
Agrazal did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's win over the Giants, lasting just four innings while allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk with a pair of strikeouts.
Aside from a short 64-pitch outing, the right-hander tossed a shutout game until the fifth inning, when Jaylin Davis broke it up with an RBI single. Corban Joseph then reached on a throwing error by Kevin Newman, allowing a run to score in the process. Joseph would be Agrazal's final batter of the night. The 24-year-old, who now owns a 4.91 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 13 appearances, will look to put in a longer outing when he takes on Seattle during his next start.
Agrazal will start Wednesday's game against the Giants, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The 24-year-old will take the mound Wednesday as previously scheduled starter Joe Musgrove (foot) receives an additional day of rest. Agrazal has a 4.94 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 28:16 K:BB through 58.1 innings (11 starts) this season.
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