|Austin Meadows no longer a Tiger, but team still pulling for him. The Detroit Tigers non-tendered outfielder Austin Meadows last month after he missed most of the last two seasons due to anxiety issues. When we get to a point in which he wants to talk about what comes next in his baseball life, we'll be ready to have that conversation.
|Austin Meadows' status should be more clear by Friday's deadline. One deadline has come and gone. The next one is coming on Friday and it's likely to bring more attrition to the Detroit Tigers' roster. On Tuesday, the Tigers added two prospects to the roster at the deadline for setting reserve lists before next month's Rule 5 Draft. In a corresponding move, two pitchers were cut . Friday is the non-tender deadline, which is the final day the Tigers can part ways with players under team control to whom they don't wish to offer a 2024 contract. The deadline is often a time for MLB teams to ditch arbitration-eligible players who will make too much money in 2024, but even players making the minimum salary can be vulnerable to non-tenders. The Tigers have already
|Tigers will check in with Austin Meadows soon to determine next step. Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris said he plans to check in with Austin Meadows this month to get a read on what the future will hold for the former All-Star outfielder. Meadows has missed most of the last two seasons with anxiety issues and has been based at his home in Florida for most of the summer. Harris said he hasn't talked to Meadows in a few months but plans to do so soon. The Tigers will almost certainly non-tender Meadows at some point in the next month, but that is a mere formality to avoid being tied to the $4 million or so they would otherwise be obliged to pay him in 2024.
|Austin Meadows won't play again in 2023. Is his Tigers' tenure over?. It had long been clear that Austin Meadows wasn't going to return to the Detroit Tigers in 2023, but this weekend a simple housekeeping move prompted the team to make it official. The Tigers needed space for rookie pitcher Sawyer Gipson-Long. “It's a weird conversation to have about a locker, but it does signal the end of his season,” manager AJ Hinch told reporters this weekend. The move doesn't necessarily signal the end of Meadows' career or even his Tigers' tenure, but it certainly puts both things in doubt.