LAKELAND, Fla. — Detroit Tigers third baseman Spencer Torkelson will miss spring coaching video games after slicing his finger Wednesday night time at his rental home. He wanted at the least one sew.
Manager A.J. Hinch stated the harm is “very mild,” however Torkelson shall be restricted in camp exercises till additional discover. He is not going to play within the preliminary spring coaching video games.
“It’s a small cut on his right index finger,” Hinch stated Thursday. “He can do some fielding work, but he’s not going to hit or throw for a couple of days. … You’re going to see him limited.”
The Tigers selected Torkelson No. 1 overall in the 2020 draft out of Arizona State, the place he crushed 54 residence runs in 129 video games. He is the No. 3 prospect in all of baseball, in accordance to MLB Pipeline.
Torkelson lives in a rental home close to the Tigers’ spring coaching facility with fellow prospects Riley Greene and Jake Rogers.
“Maybe part of his development is going to be opening a can,” Hinch stated.
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Torkelson was anticipated to begin the early spring coaching video games, as a handful of potential starters — together with infielders Renato Nunez, Jonathan Schoop and Isaac Paredes — stay delayed of their arrival to full exercises.