Detroit Native Daniel Fields Called Up to the Big Leagues
Early Tuesday morning Detroit native and Tigers prospect Daniel Fields hopped onto twitter and posted one of the least cryptic tweets of all time.
The 2009 sixth round draft pick of the Tigers out of Detroit Jesuit High School will now get his chance with the big club after Chris Iott of mLive reports that Rajai Davis and his wife would be having their second child.
Davis will be placed on the MLB's paternity leave list and by rule, will be required to miss Tuesday's game but miss no more than three since this morning's announcement.
In the mLive report Toledo Manager Larry Parrish is quoted: "This year, he's (Fields) staying through the ball much better, using left-center a whole lot. He's just been a different hitter than he was last year. Part of it is maturing a little bit."
Fields has been doing well in Toledo thus far in 2015. A .271 batting average, three homers and 21 RBIs with 25 extra base hits all in 48 games so far with the Mud Hens.
No word yet on whether Fields will get the start on the bench or if he'll start over Anthony Gose in center for Tuesday night's game against the Athletics. Radio call for tonight's game can be heard on WJIM 1240 AM at 6:40 P.M.