Is Daz Cameron Injured?
After spraining his right big toe, Detroit Tigers outfielder Daz Cameron was pulled from the starting lineup Monday night.
Instead of getting an off night, Akil Baddoo will start in center field and bat first against Texas Rangers left-handed starter Kolby Allard.
According to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, Cameron damaged his toe while tracking balls during batting practice in Arlington, Texas.
When outfielders visit a new or unfamiliar stadium, such as Globe Life Field, which the Tigers are visiting for the first time this week, they often spend more time and effort tracking fly balls.
If Cameron is forced to go on the injured list, the Tigers may call up Derek Hill, who is eligible to replace an injured player despite not having completed the requisite 10-day optional assignment in Toledo.
Victor Reyes, who is now on a rehab assignment, might also be a viable possibility.
Cameron has a .207 batting average and a .666 on-base percentage in 63 at-bats this season. He has four stolen bases, two doubles, and three home runs.
Cameron and Paredes debuted in the Major Leagues in 2020 and have been productive in Toledo in 2021.
However, due to ill-timed injuries and the emergence of other players, they have registered fewer than 150 combined plate appearances in the big leagues.
When left-handed pitcher Gregory Soto and outfielder Derek Hill went on the disabled list four days ago, they were called up from Triple-A Toledo.
Hinch stated that he did not want them to attempt to accomplish too much in the remaining time of the season.