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Tigers shutting down Austin Meadows’ rehab

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Jun 8, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Detroit Tigers right fielder Austin Meadows (17) hits a single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers are shutting down Austin Meadows’ rehab due to continued soreness in both of his Achilles, meaning the outfielder won’t rejoin the team until after the All-Star break.

“I think we’re going to have to stop his rehab and start over,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Monday, per the Detroit Free Press.

It has been a rough first season in a Tigers uniform for Meadows. He first landed on the injured list for vertigo-like symptoms before a stint on the COVID-19 IL less than a week after his return. Then he was placed on the 10-day IL with the Achilles’ strains.

Now, Meadows is shut down after just two rehab starts due to the soreness.

Meadows, 27, is batting .250 with 11 RBIs and no home runs in just 36 games.

Meadows knocked in a career-best 106 runs last year, which ranked seventh in the AL. He hit .234 with a .315 on-base percentage, a .458 slugging percentage and 27 homers in a career-high 142 games.

An All-Star in 2019, when he hit a career-high 33 homers, Meadows has a career .259/.334/.475 batting line with 70 homers and 236 RBIs in 411 games.

–Field Level Media