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The Detroit Tigers placed five more players on the 10-day injured list on Thursday night, including shortstop Sergio Alcantara, outfielder Daz Cameron, right-hander Alex Faedo, third baseman Isaac Paredes and lefty Tarik Skubal. The team didn't specify injuries for any of them. The Tigers announced on Wednesday that they've had individuals test positive for COVID-19, so this could be the case for some of them. Skubal, the team's No. 4 prospect per MLB Pipeline, Paredes (No. 5), Cameron (No. 7) and Faedo (No. 9) could all contribute at the major league level this season, but they're mostly just dynasty/keeper assets during the shortened 2020 campaign.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize impressed in Thursday's intrasquad scrimmage. He allowed no hits in 2 1/3 innings and struck out three batters, including Miguel Cabrera on only three pitches. Mize is Detroit's top prospect and has the talent to become one of the best pitchers in the game. If he can crack the rotation, he could be a steal at his current ADP of 260. It's fun to think about Mize in the starting rotation all season long, but that might not happen in the shortened 60-game season in 2020. Still, Mize's upside could make him rosterable in mixed leagues if he makes his major league debut for Detroit this year.
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris has tested positive for COVID-19. Norris was recently placed on the 10-day injured list. He seemed optimistic when addressing the situation, stating the following: "Im healthy and ready to rock as soon as I get some good news." Last season, he went 3-13 with a 4.49 ERA in 32 games. Even though the southpaw is feeling good, it doesn't mean he'll be part of the rotation to begin the season, especially since he's been absent for the first six days of summer camp. The 27-year-old was set to compete for a rotation spot, but that is definitely up in the air now. Norris will be a low-upside arm if he's in the rotation this year in AL-only leagues.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris has been placed on the 10-day injured list. He has not been seen at any of Detroit's summer camp workouts. He was projected to be part of the starting rotation. Michael Fulmer seems like a safe bet to take his place. Fulmer is an intriguing sleeper with upside. The former All-Star dealt with a variety of injuries in 2018 and missed the entire 2019 season. Meanwhile, Norris is off the fantasy radar in the short-term.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Rony Garcia, a 22-year-old right-handed Rule 5 pick from the Yankees, could be making a case for the Opening Day roster. Garcia struck out three batters in 2 1/3 innings in Wednesday's intrasquad game and only allowed one well-struck ball to Miguel Cabrera. "Garcia threw the living fire out of the ball," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "The ball was jumping. Hitters said it was jumping." The Dominican native had a 4.01 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 129 strikeouts and 45 walks in 25 games (24 starts) over 130 1/3 innings with High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton in 2019 in the Yankees organization. There's opportunity with Detroit, but Garcia is merely just a name to watch right now.