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MLB.com's Jason Beck reported Tuesday that the Detroit Tigers will promote outfielder Kerry Carpenter from Triple-A Toledo for Wednesday's game against the Guardians. He will make his MLB debut as a designated hitter. Daz Cameron will be optioned in a corresponding move. The 24-year-old Carpenter has hit for both average and power in the minors this season, collecting 30 home runs and 75 RBI in 396 plate appearances across Double-A and Triple-A. He specifically has slashed .342/.433/.667 in 134 plate appearances with Triple-A. Carpenter sounds like an intriguing fantasy prospect, but fantasy managers in redraft leagues should wait to see what he can do in the big leagues before considering him for a roster spot.
Detroit Tigers rookie right-hander Beau Brieske (forearm) looked really good in his latest minor league rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Friday night, giving up one run on three hits while striking out eight and walking none in 4 1/3 innings of work. He has given up three runs on eight hits while striking out 10 and walking two in his two rehab starts since landing on the injured list in mid-July with right forearm fatigue. There's a chance that Friday's outing was his last before rejoining Detroit's starting rotation at some point next week. In his first 15 big-league starts in 2022, the 24-year-old has gone 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA (4.97 FIP), A 1.20 WHIP and a 54:25 K:BB in 81 2/3 innings pitched.
Detroit Tigers first baseman/designated hitter Miguel Cabrera said that he has no intention of retiring after this year. His plan is to finish out his contract and retire after the 2023 season. Cabrera's numbers at the plate are certainly in decline in his age-39 season this year, as he's hitting .268/.317/.332 with a .650 OPS, only four home runs, 36 RBI, 23 runs scored and one stolen base in 356 plate appearances over 91 games. The 12-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer isn't much of an option in fantasy at this point of his career, and he'll attempt to make it through one more season in 2023 before ending his amazing career. Miggy is currently battling some knee pain and will play every other game for the next week.
Detroit Tigers first baseman/designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (knee) is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cabrera is battling a bum knee right now and is expected to start every other game for at least the next week. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer is nearing the end of the road and is hitting just .268/.317/.332 with four home runs, 36 RBI, 23 runs scored and a stolen base in 325 at-bats for Detroit. With Miggy on the bench, Victor Reyes is serving as the designated hitter and will bat second on Friday against Rays right-hander Corey Kluber. Reyes is hitting only .229 (8-for-35) with three RBI in 10 games over the last two weeks, and he has just one home run on the season in 48 games played.
The Detroit Tigers placed left-hander Tarik Skubal (forearm) on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday with left arm fatigue. He's dealing with inflammation in his forearm area. In corresponding moves, the Tigers reinstated right-hander Wily Peralta from the 15-day injured list, optioned infielder Zack Short to Triple-A Toledo and recalled outfielder Daz Cameron from Toledo. Skubal was hoping to make his next start after leaving his previous outing with arm fatigue, but that will not happen. Hopefully, he won't need a lengthy stint on the IL, as he has been useful in all fantasy leagues this year. The 25-year-old southpaw has gone 7-8 with a 3.52 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP and a 117:32 K:BB in 117 2/3 innings over 21 starts in just his third major league season.