Tigers shut down prospects Manning, Faedo

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DETROIT — Tigers pitching prospects Matt Manning and Alex Faedo will not be joining Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal in the big league rotation in 2020. The two have been shut down for the season after dealing with right forearm strains, general manager Al Avila announced.
The decision was made

DETROIT — Tigers pitching prospects Matt Manning and Alex Faedo will not be joining Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal in the big league rotation in 2020. The two have been shut down for the season after dealing with right forearm strains, general manager Al Avila announced.

The decision was made as a precaution, Avila said, due to the shortened season. Both had been throwing at the alternate training site in Toledo.

“Faedo obviously missed Summer Camp, went to the alternate training site, had to catch up from the get-go,” Avila said on a Thursday afternoon video conference. “With Manning, I think maybe was trying to do a little bit too much. So with what we have left, a month left, we just thought it’s not worth trying to get them back in a rushed manner. If this was a full season, we certainly could’ve gone through a rehab process to get them back to pitch in the Minor Leagues and at some point promoted them to the big leagues.”

Manning, the third-ranked prospect in the Tigers’ system and the No. 25 prospect on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, made an impression in Spring Training with a power fastball that topped out at 100 mph in a game. He struggled a bit in Summer Camp but still made a solid impression before being optioned to Toledo to continue workouts.

The 22-year-old Manning won Eastern League Pitcher of the Year honors last season at Double-A Erie.

Faedo, the Tigers’ No. 10 prospect and 2017 first-round pick, also had a good Spring Training but missed Summer Camp along with Skubal. The 24-year-old right-hander was seen as a strong prospect to make his MLB debut later this season.

The Tigers consulted with four doctors regarding the injuries, including team physician Dr. Stephen Lemos, Avila said. The plan is to have them rest and rehab in preparation for next season.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason.

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