Cameron and fellow top Tigers prospect Alex Faedo, a right-handed pitcher, were called up Monday from Triple-A Toledo. The two fill roster spots for outfielders Austin Meadows (vertigo) and Victor Reyes (quad strain), who hit the 10-day injury list.
Faedo, who across two major-league starts has given up four runs in 10 innings, will pitch Monday as the Tigers (12-23) begin a three-game road series with the Tampa Bay Rays (21-14) at 6:40 p.m. Both of his prior starts came in doubleheaders, with Faedo being sent down after each.
Cameron, a key piece of the ill-fated 2017 trade that sent Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros, has appeared in two games with the Tigers this year after playing 35 games in the majors last season. He’s hit .188 with four home runs in 165 at-bats with the Tigers since 2020. Verlander, the 2011 Cy Young and MVP with the Tigers, won the Cy Young again in 2019 plus the 2017 World Series since joining the Astros.
Meadows was set to return to Tampa Bay — he spent three-plus seasons there — for the first time since being traded to the Tigers in April, but he will rest after being pulled from Sunday’s win. He had missed the two games prior with an inner-ear issue and vertigo symptoms. Meadows is slashing .267/.362/.347 over 28 games.
Reyes started the series finale Sunday vs. the Baltimore Orioles in center field, but pulled up lame after hitting a second-inning double and was replaced by Derek Hill.
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said postgame Reyes strained his right quad, not his left quad, which landed Reyes on the IL on April 23. Reyes was returning from a rehab stint when he suffered Sunday’s injury. He’s slashing .292/.346/.458 in 11 games.
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