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Top Sawyer Gipson-Long News

  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Now dealing with forearm tightness

    Gipson-Long (groin) is being evaluated for right forearm tightness, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Gipson-Long looked to be almost done with his rehab assignment while working his way back from a groin strain, but he now has a new and potentially more serious injury to deal with. The Tigers should have more information on the right-hander's condition later this week.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Ready for rehab assignment

    Gipson-Long (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Lakeland on Sunday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Gipson-Long has dealt with a left groin strain since early on in spring training and is finally ready to test things out in a game setting. While he could be ready for activation from the 15-day injured list in the next week or two, Gipson-Long seems likely to be sent to Triple-A Toledo at that point rather than being added to the big-league roster.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Throws simulated game

    Gipson-Long (groin) completed a three-inning simulated game Tuesday in Lakeland, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Gipson-Long was placed on the 15-day injured list Thursday due to a groin injury he had been battling since the first week of spring training. The right-hander went 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 20 innings for the Tigers across four starts last season.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Set to throw Tuesday

    Gipson-Long (groin) will throw in a simulated game Tuesday in Lakeland, Fla., Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Gipson-Long has been battling a left groin strain he sustained in the first week of spring training. He was placed on the 15-day injured list Thursday, and he will participate in his first simulated game Tuesday. Gipson-Long made four starts for the Tigers towards the end of the 2023 season, finishing 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 26:8 K:BB over 20 innings.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Hits IL with groin strain

    The Tigers placed Gipson-Long (groin) on the 15-day injured list Thursday.

    Gipson-Long didn't pitch during the Grapefruit League while battling a left groin strain, so his move to the IL to begin the regular season was fully expected. After an eye-opening finish to the 2023 campaign over his first four big-league starts with the Tigers, Gipson-Long had been expected to compete for a rotation spot this spring if the groin injury hadn't cropped up. Because of the missed time in addition to the Tigers' other rotation options being in generally good health, Gipson-Long could be optioned to Triple-A Toledo once he completes a minor-league rehab assignment. Per MLB.com, Gipson-Long has resumed facing hitters in live batting practice as of last week, so he shouldn't be far away from reporting to an affiliate for game action.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Opening on injured list

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that Gipson-Long (groin) will begin the season on the 15-day injured list, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    The right-hander hasn't pitched in any spring games while recovering from the groin strain he suffered early in camp, so it's not a big surprise he won't be available to start the season. Gipson-Long made his big-league debut down the stretch last year and had a 2.70 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 26:8 K:BB in four starts (20 innings), but he may be pitching for Triple-A Toledo once healthy with Casey Mize and Reese Olson winning the final two spots in Detroit's rotation. Gipson-Long recently progressed to throwing live batting practice, so he could soon move on to building up his workload.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Slated for live batting practice

    Gipson-Long (groin) will throw a live batting practice session Wednesday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    It will be his first time facing hitters since he suffered a left groin strain a month ago. The injury has prevented Gipson-Long from being part of the rotation competition for the Tigers, but he is trending toward being ready or close to it for the start of the minor-league season.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Returning to mound work

    Gipson-Long (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    The right-hander resumed throwing in late February after dealing with a groin strain, and he'll return to the mound this weekend. Gipson-Long will likely need a couple bullpen sessions before advancing to face live hitters, but he's getting closer to being ready for game action.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Resumes throwing

    Gipson-Long (groin) began a throwing program over the weekend, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Working his way back from a left groin strain, Gipson-Long will continue to ramp up his throwing progression and conditioning this week. It will be a while before he's cleared for Grapefruit League action, and the injury might be enough to rule him out for an Opening Day roster spot.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Tending to groin strain

    Gipson-Long was diagnosed with a left groin strain after undergoing an MRI last week, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Gipson-Long sustained the injury in a bullpen session last week during the first week of spring training. The 26-year-old is completing daily rehab activities, but the Tigers have yet to offer a timeline for when the right-hander might be ready to make his Grapefruit League debut. Gipson-Long entered camp on the outside looking in for a spot in the Detroit rotation, and the groin injury won't help his case for making the Tigers' Opening Day roster.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Optioned to Toledo

    The Tigers optioned Gipson-Long to Triple-A Toledo on Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Gipson-Long wrapped up his season with a no-decision Thursday against the Royals, yielding three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and two walks over five innings. The 25-year-old right-hander delivered an encouraging 2.70 ERA and 26:8 K:BB across his first four major-league starts (20 innings) this year for Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Strikes out six in no-decision

    Gipson-Long did not factor into the decision Thursday, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over five innings against the Royals while striking out six.

    Gipson-Long struggled a bit with his command out of the gate, but most of the damage off him came on a two-run shot by Michael Massey in the top of the third inning. The rookie right-hander has now gone five innings in all four of his starts and is yet to allow more than two earned runs in an outing. On the downside, he's also issued multiple walks in three consecutive starts.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Solid in no-decision

    Gipson-Long allowed a run on four hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision versus the Athletics on Friday.

    Gipson-Long kept the scoring down but didn't have dominant stuff Friday, throwing 52 of 89 pitches for strikes. He's maintained a 2.40 ERA through 15 innings over three starts while adding a 20:6 K:BB. He's tentatively due for one more start in 2023, which is expected to come at home versus the Royals.

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  • Tigers' Sawyer Gipson-Long: Strikes out 11 in no-decision

    Gipson-Long allowed a run on two hits and three walks while striking out 11 over five innings in a no-decision versus the Angels on Saturday.

    Gipson-Long gave up his first home run, a solo shot to Nolan Schanuel in the third inning, but it was an otherwise impressive second start for the rookie right-hander. Gipson-Long has allowed three runs over 10 innings while posting a 16:3 K:BB across his first two major-league outings. Assuming he's earned another start, he lines up for a favorable road outing in Oakland next week.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Lithia Springs, GA
Age: 26
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R