Sad News: Datroit Tigers lose Three Key Players Due to…

The Detroit Tigers have placed third baseman Gio Urshela on the 10-day injured list due to a right hamstring strain. Urshela, 32, sustained the injury while running out a groundout in the second inning during the Tigers’ 5-4 win against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. He was seen hobbling off the field and later informed reporters that he has a Grade 1 strain, which might keep him sidelined for up to two weeks.


In response to Urshela’s injury, the Tigers have called up third baseman Buddy Kennedy from Triple-A Toledo. Kennedy is expected to fill in while Urshela recovers.


Tigers manager A.J. Hinch commented on the incident, expressing concern about the severity of the injury after noticing Urshela’s discomfort. “It didn’t look good,” Hinch remarked. “I thought he was running a little bit funny down to first, and then when he got to first and then bent over, I had a little pit in my stomach.” Hinch emphasized that hamstring injuries can be tricky, but the team is hoping for the best as Urshela undergoes further evaluation.

Urshela came to Detroit as a free agent in the offseason and is batting .298 with six RBIs in 18 games. He missed most of the 2023 season with the Los Angeles Angels because of a fractured pelvis.

The native of Colombia has played for the Cleveland franchise (2015, 2017), Toronto Blue Jays (2018), New York Yankees (2019-21), Minnesota Twins (2022), Angels (2023) and Tigers. Urshela is a career .278 hitter with 64 home runs and 286 RBIs in 682 games.

Kennedy, 25, hit .206 (22-for-107) in 40 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2022-23.

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