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May 22, 2024 1 1 3.68 0 4.5
May 20, 2024 1 1 3.86 0 4
May 17, 2024 1 1 3.79 0 3.5
May 15, 2024 1 1 4.00 0 2.5
May 12, 2024 1 1 4.24 0 1

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Will Vest battled mechanical issues last spring and didn't break camp with the Tigers, but was recalled in late-April to fill a multi-inning relief role. The 28-year-old righty seemingly fixed what he was struggling with because he posted a 2.98 ERA (3.11 xERA), 1.10 WHIP and 56:13 K:BB ratio over 48.1 innings. A leg strain sidelined the Texas native for a month-and-a-half during the summer, but he returned in mid-August and closed out the season strong. He posted a 1.32 ERA, 0.51 WHIP and 20:1 K:BB over the final month (13.2 innings) and finished the campaign with two saves and 11 holds. Vest's flexibility to work as an opener, multi-inning reliever or setup man should afford him a spot in the Tigers' 2024 bullpen, especially after recording above-average strikeout and walk rates last year.

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2024 37.52 21.0 1 1 11 5 3.86 1.14
2023 1272.6 48.3 2 1 2 56 13 2.98 1.10
2022 118.52 63.0 3 3 1 63 22 4.00 1.33
3y Avg. 96.52.1 48.7 2 1 1 49 18 4.25 1.34
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Struggles in first loss

    Vest (1-1) allowed three runs on three hits across an inning of work to take the loss Wednesday against the Rays. He struck out one. Vest has been mostly good so far this season, though his ERA climbed from 1.64 to 3.75 with this clunker. The righty turned in a 2.98 ERA across 48 games last year, so this poor performance will likely just be a blip on the radar. Vest should remain locked into a high-leverage setup role for the Tigers, but his fantasy value is somewhat limited because he's not seeing save opportunities at the moment.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Pitching well so far

    Vest has logged 4.1 scoreless innings across four appearances to start the season. He's struck out four. The veteran righty has picked up where he left off last season. Vest recorded a 2.98 ERA and 1.10 WHIP while striking out 56 batters across 48.1 innings in 2023. It looks like he'll once again post good ratios with a decent amount of strikeouts if he keeps up his current form. Vest could also see some save opportunities in a fluid Detroit bullpen, though he's likely behind Alex Lange, Jason Foley and Shelby Miller in the pecking order.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Opening for bullpen game

    Vest will serve as the Tigers' opening pitcher Saturday against the Guardians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The Tigers are treating their penultimate game of the regular season as a bullpen day, with Vest unlikely to work more than an inning or two before giving way to a slew of relievers. Vest will be serving as an opener for the fourth time this season.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Secures five-out save

    Vest allowed a hit and struck out two over 1.2 innings to earn the save in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Dodgers. Regular closer Alex Lange blew a save Tuesday and had pitched three of the last four days, while Vest was fresher. Vest threw 23 pitches (15 strikes) to get the last five outs of this contest for his second save this season. He's added 10 holds and two blown saves, and he's on an 11.2-inning scoreless streak. For the year, Vest has a 2.80 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 52:13 K:BB across 45 innings.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Snags extra-inning save

    Vest allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Angels. Vest extended his scoreless streak to 8.2 innings with this effort, which came after Alex Lange blew a save chance in the ninth inning. This was Vest's first save of the season and the second of his career. He's added 10 holds, a 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 48:13 K:BB through 42 innings this season, operating in a somewhat high-leverage setup role at times.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Begins rehab assignment

    Vest (leg) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. A strained right leg has kept Vest on the shelf since late June, and he appears to be approaching a return to Detroit's bullpen. The 28-year-old righty holds a 2.73 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through 29.2 innings and figures to return within a week.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Lands on IL with leg strain

    Detroit placed Vest on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a right lower leg strain. Vest suffered the injury in Monday's series opener against the Rangers and will be sidelined through the All-Star break. He leaves behind a 2.73 ERA and 32:9 K:BB through 29.2 innings of work this season with the Tigers.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Dealing with knee discomfort

    Vest was lifted from Monday's game against the Rangers due to right knee discomfort, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Vest is likely headed for further evaluation after exiting in the second inning of Monday's clash. The right-hander will be considered day-to-day until the Tigers provide an update on his status.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Opening again Sunday

    Vest will start Sunday's game against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The 28-year-old delivered a scoreless frame as the opener Friday and will receive another start in Sunday's series finale. Vest hasn't recorded more than six outs in any of his 23 appearances this year, so he should turn things over to the bullpen after an inning or two.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Serving as opener Friday

    Vest will serve as the Tigers' opener Friday against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Vest took his first opener turn of the year last Sunday against the Diamondbacks and worked a scoreless first frame. He'll look to repeat that Friday versus Minnesota, with Tyler Alexander likely slated for bulk relief.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Opening Sunday's contest

    Vest will serve as the Tigers' opening pitcher for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Vest hasn't recorded more than six outs in any of his 20 appearances on the season, so he's unlikely to work more than once through the order before giving way to Joey Wentz, who will work as a bulk reliever in his normal turn through the rotation. The 28-year-old Vest will be making his first start of the season and the third of his MLB career.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Earns second win

    Vest (2-0) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win Wednesday against the Rangers. He struck out one. Starter Joey Wentz covered 4.1 innings before giving way to Vest. The latter has been a strong relief option this year, as he now has a 2.84 ERA and has struck out 20 batters in 19 innings. Alex Lange has locked down the closer job with his own stellar play, but Vest has carved out an important role in the Detroit bullpen.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Continues strong play

    Vest tossed two scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Pirates. Vest cruised through the seventh and eighth innings on 17 pitches, with 15 of those strikes. The righty lowered his ERA to 1.42 in the process, and while Alex Lange appears to be locked in as the team's closer, Vest has been a great reliever so far. He has some fantasy value as long as he's contributing elite ratios and good strikeout numbers.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Looks good in 2023 debut

    Vest tossed two scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Orioles. Vest was recalled from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the day and immediately looked comfortable in the MLB bullpen. The righty posted a 4.00 ERA with a 63:22 K:BB over 63 innings last season for the Tigers, so it was a bit of a surprise that he didn't make the Opening Day roster despite some struggles in spring training. He could stick around now, however, with Detroit lacking in established bullpen options.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Recalled to MLB roster

    Vest was recalled by the Tigers from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday. Vest will take the place of Trey Wingenter on the roster after Wingenter was placed on the 15-day injured list with shoulder tendinitis. In 59 games with the Tigers in 2022, Vest posted a 4.00 ERA with a 63:22 K:BB over 63 innings.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Optioned to Triple-A

    Vest was optioned to Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on Friday. Vest has struggled mightily this spring while fighting mechanical issues. He will try to get those ironed out at Toledo and could still be a key piece in the Tigers' bullpen later this season.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Gets hit hard Saturday

    Vest allowed six runs on four hits and two walks while not recording an out in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. It was a disastrous outing for Vest, who looked better in his spring debut Wednesday, tossing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. The righty should still have a key role after appearing in 59 games for the Tigers last season, though he could slide down some in the bullpen pecking order if he continues to struggle throughout the spring. Vest is likely behind Alex Lange and Jose Cisnero as a closing option at this point, so his fantasy value is limited.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Set to open Game 2

    Vest is expected to start Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mariners, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. The 27-year-old made an emergency start last week and is set to start again in Tuesday's nightcap, assuming he isn't needed to pitch in Game 1. Vest hasn't covered more than an inning during any of his past 10 outings, so he's unlikely to record more than a few outs as an opener.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Starting Wednesday

    Vest will start Wednesday's game against the Royals, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. Matt Manning was scheduled to start and went through his pregame routine Wednesday as usual, but Vest will instead take the mound first for Detroit. Vest hasn't thrown more than two frames in any appearance this year, so he should give way to the bullpen after an inning or two.
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  • Tigers' Will Vest: Goes on paternity list

    The Tigers placed Vest on the paternity list Thursday. Though Vest was scheduled to go on paternity leave last Sunday, the Tigers didn't officially deactivate him since their game that day against Cleveland was postponed. Vest will now go on the list Thursday as the Tigers begin their second-half schedule, and he'll be able to spend up to three days away from the team. He'll be activated no later than Sunday, in advance of the Tigers' series finale with the Twins.
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