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Detroit Tigers lose two outfielders in the first two innings on Sunday

Detroit Tigers lose 2 outfielders in first 2 innings Sunday

Outfielders Austin Meadows and Victor Reyes returned to the Detroit Tigers lineup in the final game of their series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Meadows was out of the first two games of the series at Comerica Park due to an inner-ear problem and vertigo symptoms. Reyes was placed on the 10-day injured list on April 23 with a left quad strain before joining Triple-A Toledo for a four-game rehab stint.

Reyes was making his return to the field after a three-week absence due to a left quad strain. The Tigers said his injury on Sunday was a right quad strain.

Pinch-runner Derek Hill took Reyes' place and stole third base before scoring the Tigers' second run on an RBI single by Harold Castro.

Willi Castro in left, Hill in the center, and Robbie Grossman in right are the Tigers' new outfield lineup following the two substitutions.

Meadows missed three games last weekend in Houston due to illness, but he returned to action earlier this week. He may have developed an ear infection at some point, possibly as a result of the previous illness, which is causing his vertigo symptoms. He has stated that the room appears to be spinning at times.

"I need to make sure I'm physically okay," he said on Saturday. "That's what we're concerned about right now. When I'm feeling better, I'll prioritize baseball and get back on the field."

The Tigers now have only three outfielders on the roster, with Castro being a converted infielder.

Daz Cameron and Akil Baddoo are potential Triple-A Toledo possibilities if Meadows or Reyes must go on the IL.

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