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Tigers' Andrew Chafin: Earns third hold

Chafin pitched a clean eighth inning with two strikeouts to earn a hold in Saturday's win over the Orioles. Despite some hiccups lately, Gregory Soto saw the save opportunity Saturday, and he was able to shut the door on Baltimore. Chafin has pitched pretty well with a 2.57 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 10 strikeouts across seven innings this season, which has earned him some trust in a setup role. Soto should stick as the closer for now, though Chafin could be an option at some point, along with Michael Fulmer and Will Vest.
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Detroit Tigers activate Andrew Chafin; adding depth to bullpen

The Detroit Tigers have made a roster move ahead of their series with the Minnesota Twins. The team added some left-handed pitching depth and depth overall, with Andrew Chafin returning to the team’s pitching staff. It’s been a quality start for the Detroit Tigers bullpen, providing some excellent support...
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Detroit Tigers' Andrew Chafin ready to 'throw up zeros' in return from injury

MINNEAPOLIS — Detroit Tigers left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin and his camouflage-colored Crocs were visible Tuesday afternoon. "I'm excited to be here," he said. The Tigers reinstated Chafin — one of the team's key free-agent additions this past offseason — from the 10-day injured list Tuesday. The 31-year-old has made a full recovery from the left groin strain he suffered in spring training.
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Tigers' Andrew Chafin: Makes season debut Wednesday

Chafin allowed one run on two hits across an inning of relief in Wednesday's loss to the Twins. He struck out one. Chafin, who suffered a groin injury in spring training, was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday but didn't enter the game. He looked rusty in his season debut Wednesday, as he allowed back-to-back doubles to start the inning, though he escaped with only the one run allowed. Despite the tough outing, Chafin should settle into a valuable bullpen role as the team's top lefty reliever outside of closer Gregory Soto.
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Tigers' Andrew Chafin: Activated from IL

Chafin was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday. The lefty reliever signed with the Tigers this offseason, but he suffered a groin injury during spring training, which has delayed his 2022 debut. Chafin is now ready to go and will look to build off of his career year from 2021, where he produced a 1.83 ERA and 0.93 WHIP over 68.2 innings with the Cubs and Athletics. He'll likely operate as a set-up man to Gregory Soto, pitching in high-leverage situations this season.
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Tigers' Andrew Chafin: Looks good in Triple-A appearance

Chafin made the second appearance of his minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Toledo, tossing a 1-2-3 inning and striking out two in the nine-pitch outing. On the heels of the sharp rehab appearance, Chafin looks as though he could be ready to return from the 10-day injured list when the Tigers return to action Tuesday in Minnesota. The Tigers foreshadowed Chafin's likely activation by optioning reliever Rony Garcia to Toledo after Sunday's loss to the Rockies, which opens up a spot on the 28-man roster.
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Tigers' Andrew Chafin: Rehab moves to Triple-A

Chafin (groin) will continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo starting Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. A strained left groin has so far prevented Chafin from making his Tigers debut, but he appears to be closing in on a return from the injured list. He threw a scoreless rehab inning for Single-A Lakeland on Thursday and could return to the Tigers when they travel to take on the Twins on Tuesday.
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Tigers' Andrew Chafin: Rehab outing scheduled

Chafin (groin) will make a rehab appearance for Low-A Lakeland on Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Chafin missed the start of the season with a groin strain, but he's making progress and closing in on a return. If his outing Thursday goes well, he'll move up to Triple-A Toledo for two more rehab appearances. That puts his potential return date sometime in the middle of next week.
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Tigers' Andrew Chafin: Throws another bullpen

Chafin (groin) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. Although Chafin didn't feel completely comfortable following Monday's bullpen session, he was able to throw once again several days later. He'll toss a live BP session in the coming days before making a rehab appearance at Low-A Lakeland. Chafin will then require at least one rehab outing at Triple-A Toledo, so he won't be able to rejoin the major-league club during the upcoming series against the Yankees.
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Wily Peralta, Andrew Chafin set to return to Tigers bullpen

The Tigers bullpen could have some reinforcements on the way, with righty Wily Peralta and lefty Andrew Chafin making their way back. Peralta was signed to a minor-league deal in mid-March, on the heels of a solid 2021 campaign. In 93 2/3 innings over 18 starts and one relief appearance, he put up an ERA of 3.07. His 14.4% strikeout rate was well below average, but he paired that with a 50.7% ground ball rate. Due to issues with the work visa process, he wasn’t able to report to camp until April 3, per Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press. He’s now pitching in the minors and seems to be on a good track.
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Tigers' Andrew Chafin: Throws bullpen, still no timetable

Chafin (groin) didn't feel completely comfortable throwing his bullpen session Monday, leaving him without a set rehab outing date, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Chafin was brought in this summer to operate as a significant piece of the Tigers' bullpen, but he's been hindered by this groin issue to open the season, leaving the team thin with options late in games. It seems as if his season debut will likely come in late April, potentially even early May.
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