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Tigers shut down pitching prospect Mize for rest of season

(Photo: Robin Buckson, Detroit News)

Houston — The Tigers’ top prospect, right-hander Casey Mize, has been shut down for the remainder of the season.

General manager Al Avila made it clear that even though Mize had battled some shoulder fatigue in July, the decision to shut him down was not related to any injury.

“There’s no issue at all,” Avila said. “We are just being extra careful. It was just our thinking that, he’s pitched dominantly most of the season and we feel at this point there’s no need to take any chances.