The Tigers placed outfielder Derek Hill on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder sprain on Thursday, one day after he crashed into the center-field wall at Comerica Park for a catch to rob Kyle Seager of a hit in Wednesday’s 9-6 loss to the Mariners.
Hill was diagnosed with a Grade 1 shoulder sprain, the least severe on the scale. It’s not expected to keep him out of action for long.
“He was moving around pretty well [Thursday morning], surprisingly well,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “But given that it was going to be at least a week, we needed to make a move and let it calm down a little bit. Scary play for him, good news is that it’s nothing too extreme, but enough to put him on the IL.”
Outfielder Daz Cameron, Detroit’s No. 9 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was called up to fill Hill’s spot. He begins his first big league stint of the season against the Mariners, the club for which his father, Mike, was an All-Star center fielder and remains a special assistant.
Tigers lefty reliever Derek Holland also went on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation, his second IL stint of the season. Right-handed reliever Alex Lange was recalled from Toledo to fill his spot in the bullpen.
Hill traveled 96 feet to run down Seager’s first-inning drive Wednesday, then crashed into the wall as he made the catch.…