Detroit Tigers call up top prospects Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal; Mize to make debut Wednesday

Casey Mize
Posted at 12:14 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 12:14:52-04

(WXYZ) — The Detroit Tigers announced they were calling up starting pitcher and top prospect Casey Mize. He will make his Major League debut on Wednesday.

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Mize was selected with the first overall pick by the Tigers in the 2018 MLB Draft.

The team also called up Isaac Paredes and Tarik Skubal, with GM Al Avila saying Skubal will start Tuesday's game.

It comes as Ivan Nova was placed on the 10-day injured list with triceps tendinitis.

In 21 minor league starts last season in Lakeland and Erie, Mize went 8-3 with a 2.55 ERA, 106 strikeouts and 23 walks. The team shut him down in August.