Detroit Tigers’ Austin Meadows suffers latest injuries: Left and right Achilles strains

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Tigers placed outfielder Austin Meadows, acquired April 5 from the Tampa Bay Rays, on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right and left Achilles strains.

He was supposed to start a rehab assignment this week for Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers previously put the 27-year-old on the injured list June 17 because he tested positive for COVID-19.

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Now, there’s no timetable for his return.

Meadows also landed on the injured list May 16 with vertigo symptoms. He did not return until June 7. Before those symptoms kicked in, Meadows dealt with an ear and sinus infection. 

To acquire Meadows, the Tigers traded infielder Isaac Paredes and the No. 71 overall pick in the 2022 draft. The traded happened three days before Opening Day.

On Monday, Paredes was named American League Player of the Week. 

Paredes is hitting .255 with 10 home runs, eight walks and 15 strikeouts in 34 games this season. Meanwhile, Meadows is still searching for his first home run this season. He is hitting .250 with 16 walks and 17 strikeouts in 36 games.

In 2021, Meadows posted a .234 batting average with 27 home runs and 106 RBIs in a career-high 142 games for the Rays. He has played 411 games in his five-year MLB career.

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