Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene scratched from Arizona Fall League roster

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The Detroit Tigers 2021 season is already over, but they have some prospects who are headed to Arizona to participate in the Arizona Fall League. The rosters were announced last week, and one of the Tigers Bash Brothers is already being scratched from participation.

Detroit Tigers prospect outfielder and former first-round pick Riley Greene sustained a concussion and will be taking some time off. His scratch from the Arizona Fall league likely means that he will take the offseason off in an effort to recover and be ready to go next Spring.

In his last contest of the 2021 season with the Toledo Mud Hens, Greene made a diving grab that wound up with him leaving the game and ultimately sustaining concussion-like symptoms.

As this news break about Greene from the Detroit Free Press notes, the news was reported as an anonymous person who did not want to be named since the Tigers have not made any announcement. Quite a peculiar situation, to be honest.

Missing the Arizona Fall League is not going to be make or break of Greene, and the fact that he is injured should not be too worrisome for fans. He’s got plenty of time to recover, but the bigger question is how he could impact the Tigers in 2022. It’s early yet, though.

Detroit Tigers prospect Riley Greene is scratched from the Arizona Fall League.

It was a strong season for Greene in 2021, who was the fifth overall pick just two summers ago. He’s still just 21 years old and is very raw. However, Greene is starting to develop and show glimpses of what he is capable of becoming, and man, does the future look bright.

In 2021, Greene played 40 games with the Mud Hens, where he slashed .308/.400/.553 with eight home runs and 30 RBI. Before his time at the Triple-A level, He did log 84 games with the Double-A Erie Seawolves, where he slashed .298/.381/.525 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI.

The hope for Greene is that he’s going to continue his strong development path en route to becoming a staple of the Tigers outfield. The future is bright, and while missing out on the Arizona Fall league sucks, it should not be something that worries fans about his 2022 season.

He is going to be just fine, and the offseason is going to span more than long enough for him to take some time off and then get back into it and get some work in before returning to the club for Spring Training in 2022.

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The bottom line is, Greene will miss his chance to show his stuff in the Arizona Fall League but should be more than ready to go by the time 2022 Spring Training rolls around.