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.