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Detroit Tigers prospect Joey Wentz, armed with new cutter, looks ahead to MLB debut

Detroit Tigers left-hander Joey Wentz learned Sunday — with his parents, Dave and Jenny, in the manager's office — that he would make his MLB debut on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

The Mother's Day surprise was delivered by Triple-A Toledo manager Lloyd McClendon.

"It's the highest level in the game, so you think about that," Wentz said Tuesday. "I've played baseball since I was 6, 7 years old, and we used to go to a bunch of MLB games. To be on the field will be pretty special."

The key for Wentz to be successful isn't a secret.