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Detroit Tigers send pitcher Michael Pineda to IL, activate outfielder Victor Reyes

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May 14, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch (14) and head trainer Doug Teter  check on starting pitcher Michael Pineda (38) during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers placed right-hander Michael Pineda on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a fractured right middle finger.

The Tigers reinstated outfielder Victor Reyes from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. He had been sidelined with a left quad strain.

Pineda sustained his injury when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Ramon Urias during the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

“He’ll go through a battery of tests, see a couple experts and we’ll see how long it takes him to heal up,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “But disappointing news, to say the least.”

Pineda, 33, has a 1-2 record with a 3.22 ERA in five games (all starts) this season. He is 63-56 with a 3.96 ERA in 175 career appearances (174 starts) with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Tigers.

Reyes, 27, went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer for Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

He is batting .261 with four RBIs in 10 games this season with Detroit. He is a career .268 hitter with 13 homers and 77 RBIs in 312 games with the Tigers.

–Field Level Media