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Tigers place SS Javier Baez (spine) on injured list

Tue Jun 11 3:48pm ET
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The Detroit Tigers placed shortstop Javier Baez on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday due to lumbar spine inflammation.

The designation is retroactive to Sunday for Baez, a two-time All-Star who is hitting just .183 with one homer and 25 RBIs in 53 games this season.

Baez, 31, is a career .252 hitter with 176 home runs and 616 RBIs in 1,195 games with the Chicago Cubs (2014-21), New York Mets (2021) and Tigers.

The Tigers recalled shortstop Ryan Kreidler from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move. Kreidler, 26, is hitting .160 with one homer and five RBIs in nine games for the Mud Hens.


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