As Tigers manager AJ Hinch announced before the game, Mize, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft, will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
“I feel like it’s a long road and you don’t want to see anyone go through that,” said Faedo, who traveled that long post-surgery road the last two years before finally coming back this spring. “But I know Casey will be better for it. Just his attention to detail, the way he works each and every day. He was already asking for things like what devices could he buy, what other things can he do.
“He’s got such a good head on his shoulders. It will take a while, but he’ll be better and he’ll be stronger and he’ll be wiser. And his arm and body will feel good. He will be in a good spot when he gets back.”
Faedo had his Tommy John surgery in December of 2020. He threw to hitters live again for the first time this spring. The typical timeline for pitchers to return from this surgery is 12 to 18 months.