The Tigers placed Austin Meadows (anxiety) on the 10-day injured list.
Meadows has appeared in seven games this season, posting a .238/.238/.286 slash line with two RBI in 21 at-bats. The team has stated they are fully supportive in his decision and support him through every step of the process. Fantasy managers should expect to be without Meadows indefinitely.
Austin Meadows is not in the lineup for the Detroit Tigers against the Houston Astros Tuesday night.
Meadows will take a seat Tuesday night with Houston sending lefty Framber Valdez to the mound. Eric Haase will take over in left field and bat fifth for the Tigers Tuesday night.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows recorded three hits on Opening Day versus the Tampa Bay Rays.
It was Meadows' first visit to Tropicana Field as a visitor as he enjoyed a three-hit afternoon against his old team. Meadows doubled in the second before recording a pair of singles in the fourth and ninth frames. It was a tough 2022 season for the former All-Star both on and off the field but the 27-year-old got his 2023 campaign started on the right foot despite the Tigers losing the contest 4-0.
Austin Meadows (achilles) is symptom-free and is participating in a normal off-season program.
Meadows had a tough 2022 season due to multiple achilles strains and mental health issues, limiting him to just 36 games. Luckily, it seems as though he is feeling much better and is progressing as normal in preparation for next season. He was an above-average hitter (113 wRC+) in 2021 and could be a decent bounce-back candidate in 2023 if all continues to go well.
Austin Meadows began a new rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on August 10th. He is going to alternate between the outfield and DH for seven to 10 days before the Tigers evaluate a potential return.
Meadows has not played in a game with the Tigers since June 15th were he began to deal with left and right Achilles strains. The injury has been frustrating for Meadows as he now begins his second rehab assignment after having to be shut down in early July. The hope is that he can return sometime in August as long as he comes out healthy after this rehab assignment.