Casey Mize has been dropped on the injured list by the Tigers; a young outfielder has been activated

Casey Mize has been dropped on the injured list by the Tigers; a young outfielder has been activated ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After starting pitcher Casey Mize's 10-day injury list, the Detroit Tigers have dropped.

While Mize is assessing his start, the Tigers are seeing it as a precautionary measure.

Outfielder Daz Cameron had been accompanying the team as a member of the taxi squad in the event that Robbie Grossman would be forced to leave the team.

Mize's absence will result in Tyler Alexander remaining in the starting rotation rather than moving to the bullpen when veteran Michael Pineda is activated.

Mize, who has 25 years old next month, has joined the Tigers as the No. 2 starter behind Eduardo Rodriguez, who has purchased free agent.

In 2021, Mize, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft, will field a 3.71 ERA in 150 1/3 innings for the Tigers.

Cameron, 25, was once one of the Tigers' outfield prospects after being acquired from the Houston Astros in the Justin Verlander trade in 2017. He has made 174 plate appearances at the big-league level in 2020 and 2021, ending behind Victor Reyes and Derek Hill in the roster battle to be the Tigers' reserve outfielder this spring.

The Tigers announced the move just before the first pitch of their game against the Royals on Friday night. Manager A.J. Hinch is expected to address the decision following the game.

TIGERS' 40-MAN ROSTER (40)

The 28-man roster has players in bold.

Tyler Alexander, Andrew Chafin*, Eduardo Rodriguez, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, and Joey Wentz are all left-handed pitchers.

Jacob Barnes, Angel De Jesus, Alex Faedo, Jason Foley, Kyle Funkhouser*, Rony Garcia, Bryan Garcia, Drew Hutchison, Joe Jimenez, Alex Lange, Matt Manning, Casey Mize*, Michael Pineda, Elvin Rodriguez, and Will Vest.

Tucker Barnhart, Dustin Garneau, and Eric Haase are among the three catchers.

Javier Baez, Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Kody Clemens, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short, and Spencer Torkelson are all on the back of the infielders.

Akil Baddoo, Daz Cameron, Robbie Grossman, Derek Hill*, Austin Meadows, and Victor Reyes are all on the bench for the Outfielders.

* On the 10-day sick list.

Jake Rogers (right elbow sprain) and Jose Cisnero, both right-handed, are on the 60-day injured list, which includes them from the 40-man roster.

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