Logue, 27, was a waiver claim in December from the Athletics organization, less than a year after Oakland acquired him in a four-player package sent Matt Chapman to toronto The ninth player of 2017 was coming off a solid double-A and Triple-A year at the time of the trade but was hit for a 6.79 ERA in MLB’s first 57 frames in 2022, to say nothing of an 8.12 ERA. in 78 2/3 shots at Triple-A last year.
The Tigers ended up passing Logue through waivers themselves after initially claiming him, allowing them to send him to Triple-A Toledo to start the season without a spot on the 40-man roster. However, it has been a difficult year for Logue with Mud Hens. In 15 appearances (13 of them started), he totaled 51 2/3 innings and was marked for a horrific 5.92 ERA with a 21.6% below average strike rate and an above average 12.4% walk rate.
Logue’s last appearance came off the bullpen, but he threw 87 pitches in a game as recently as June 20, so if the Tigers need him to start the starting spot, he should be able to do so without any real outfield restrictions. However, he can also add some length to the Bulls after what’s been a taxing week for Detroit’s relief team. The Tiger bullpen had to cover 8 1/3 innings Monday after Matthew Boyd He left his starter in the first half. (Boyd later requested Tommy John surgery.) Tiger Painkillers Mason EnglertAnd Brendan White And Garrett Hill They’ve all had 40-plus playground outings over the past three days. player Jonathan Scoop He took the mound and scored another four points in last night’s blowout loss to Texas.
Yesterday’s 4 2/3-inning start from Wentz contributed to this bullpen’s workload, and unfortunately the short start was all too common for the former prospect as he tries to establish himself in the Detroit rotation. Wentz, 25, was acquired from the Braves as part of the Shane Green Trade, has struck out 71 2/3 innings this season but has been batted for a 6.78 ERA in that time. Wentz has fanned 20% of his opponents for a walk rate of 9.4% – both worse than the league average but neither of which indicate struggles of this magnitude.
However, Wentz also allows an average out speed of 90.6 mph and a discounted keg rate of 11.2%, both of which are consistent with his glaring homerun issues this year. Wentz averages 2.01 homers per nine innings pitched, paired with a fairly high walk rate, it was a recipe for disaster. He has only completed six innings twice in 15 starts, and six of his past eight starts have come out of five innings.
With Wentz at least temporarily dropped from the rotation, the Tigers’ already muddled starting staff lacks clarity. rookie Reese Olson He takes the ball today and the veteran will follow suit Michael Lorenz tomorrow. Tigers welcomed Matt Manning He returned from the injured list this week, and will occupy the third position. However, Detroit starters Eduardo RodriguezAnd Casey MizAnd Scopal pullAnd Spencer TurnbullAnd Alex FidoAnd Pretty Brisky The aforementioned Boyd are all on the injured list. Manning is lining up to start Sunday’s game, but the Tigers’ Saturday start is listed as TBD. If Logue is not required to rest before that point, it should be one of the options for starting that start. Petzold wrote yesterday that Skubal may return as early as the first week of July, which would add a much-needed high-quality throwback to this beleaguered team.