Tigers’ top prospect Jackson Jobe could miss up to six months after spine injury

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The Detroit News

LAKELAND, Fla. — Two of the Tigers’ top prospects have been shut down for medical reasons. Right-hand pitcher Jackson Jobe, the Tigers’ first-round pick in 2021 (third overall), could be out for up to six months because of lumbar spine inflammation. Jobe, the club’s top-rated prospect per MLB Pipeline, reported the discomfort while throwing earlier in camp. He was evaluated by Dr. Thomas Tolli in St. Petersburg. According to the club’s medical report, Jobe is expected to begin a return-to-play program in three to six months — putting his second full season of pro ball in jeopardy. Jobe will tu…

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