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Tigers' Joey Wentz: Begins rehab assignment

Wentz (elbow) has made three rehab starts for Low-A Lakeland, posting a 7.45 ERA, 1.96 WHIP and 13:5 K:BB in 9.2 innings. Wentz was assigned to Triple-A Toledo coming out of spring training, but he has yet to debut for the affiliate while the Tigers continue to ease him back slowly from March 2020 Tommy John surgery. While his results with Lakeland haven't been particularly strong, Wentz at least looks to have avoided setbacks in the build-up process. He's covered four innings in each of his last two outings for Lakeland, so he could soon be ready to slot back into the Toledo rotation.
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Daz Cameron powers Toledo, Joey Wentz debuts

Toledo Mud Hens 2, Louisville Bats 1 (box) Good pitching and a strong showing from Daz Cameron steered the Hens to a victory in the first of this six-game set in Louisville. Two pitches into the game, Cameron hammered a fastball from veteran lefty Josh Osich 415 feet over the centerfield wall. He racked up three hits in the game overall, and made good contact in four appearances before striking out in the ninth. Just a few games back from a wrist injury, Cameron is off to a nice start.
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Tigers' Joey Wentz: Optioned to Triple-A

Wentz (elbow) was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Friday. The 23-year-old was in major-league camp but is still working through his throwing program as he makes his return from March 2020 Tommy John surgery. Wentz previously said he may be able to begin a rehab assignment in late April or early May.

Tigers' Joey Wentz: Could return in late May

Wentz (elbow) said Saturday that he could begin a rehab assignment in late April or early May, Jason Beck of reports. Wentz has ramped up his throwing program early in spring training and began mound work Friday. He underwent Tommy John surgery last March but was optimistic about his status Saturday and said that he hopes to be back on an active roster by late May or early June. Whether he's able to meet his goals depends on his progress during camp, but the southpaw has been on the right track so far.

Tigers' Joey Wentz: Beginning mound work

Wentz (elbow) will play catch off a mound Friday, Jason Beck of reports. It's a significant step for the 23-year-old as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery in March of 2020. Wentz could return to game action over the summer if all goes well in his recovery over the upcoming months.
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Tigers' Joey Wentz: Throwing from 120 feet

Wentz (elbow) has been throwing from 120 feet, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Wentz is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent back in March of 2020. He appears to be making good progress, though a typical recovery timeline would still keep him out of game action for the first few months of the upcoming season.