Austin Meadows is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays.
For the 2019 season, Meadows was selected for his first-ever All-Star appearance. On the attacking end, he had the best season of his career in 2019.
In 138 games, he had the highest average (.291), most home runs (33), most runs (83), and most RBI (89).
When Meadows tested positive for COVID-19 on July 16th, 2020, he was placed on the disabled list and missed the start of the shortened 2020 season.
On August 4, he rejoined the Rays after overcoming his ailment. Meadows slugged.205/.296/.371 in 36 games this year.
In 2021, he had the worst ground ball/fly ball ratio and the worst ground ball percentage in the major leagues, both at 0.54 and 28.7 percent, respectively.
He had a.234 batting average, 27 home runs, and 107 RBIs by the time the 2021 season was over.
The Detroit Tigers acquired Meadows in a trade for Isaac Paredes and a 2022 MLB draft pick in the competitive balance round B in exchange for him on April 4, 2022.
What Happened To Austin Meadows?
Defeating an ear infection An inner-ear infection is to blame for some dizziness that Meadows will miss Friday’s game against the Orioles, according to Evan Woodbery of MLive.com.
Impact With one illness under his belt, the 27-year-old was forced to miss the weekend before last due to another.