Austin Meadows

It’s been a trying year for the Detroit Tigers. They were a trendy pick as a darkhorse postseason contender at the beginning of the season but enter Friday at 50-81, the second-worst record in the American League. The 2022 season has also been trying for Austin Meadows, one of Detroit’s key offseason additions. On Friday, he took to Twitter to explain what has been going on.

Meadows shared that “This season has been an unfortunate struggle with a series of injuries and illness.” After briefly detailing those, he added “What I have told very few people is that I also have been struggling with my mental health in a way that has extended my time away from the game that I love so much. I’ve been dealing with this privately with a great team of professionals, but I need to continue to put in the hard work off the field towards feeling mentally healthy.”

Tigers manager A.J. Hinch praised Meadows for getting the help he needs.

He was not alone. The MLB world, as a whole, supported Meadows and his message.

The Tigers acquired Meadows from the Tampa Bay Rays in April, days before the regular season began. Meadows has played in only 36 games this season and last played on June 15.

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