One of the top Detroit Tigers pitching prospects, right-hander Jackson Jobe, will be out for a significant period of time. Per the Tigers Minor League Medical Update, he experienced discomfort throwing earlier in camp. Jobe is expected to begin a return to play program in 3–6 months.
Here’s a Tigers minor league medical update. Jackson Jobe will be sidelined for three to six months and Nieporte will be having Tommy John surgery. pic.twitter.com/HdpKsMSpsG
— Tigers ML Report (@tigersMLreport) March 16, 2023
Jobe, who was the 3rd pick overall in the 2021 MLB draft, made his debut last season, pitching in 77 innings between Low-A Lakeland and High-A West Michigan.
The rest of the injury report was not promising. Catcher Dillon Dingler, who was sent down early last week to minor league camp, will also miss time to repair his right knee. Quincy Nieporte, who lead the Eastern League in home runs for Erie, is out for the year as he will have to go under Tommy John surgery.