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Detroit Tigers' Austin Meadows Placed on Injured List Due to Anxiety Issues

News about Detroit Tigers' Austin Meadows' anxiety is a trending topic on United States Friday, August 5, 2023.

Austin Meadows, the outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, has been listed on the 10-day injured list because of anxiety issues. This is not Meadows' first time being sidelined due to mental health struggles. During the 2022 season, he missed most games due to an inner ear infection, vertigo, Covid-19, and persistent discomfort in both Achilles tendons. Meadows mentioned that his mental health struggles were a contributing factor to his prolonged absence.

In just six matches this season, Meadows has a batting average of .238. Nevertheless, he is not approaching a return to baseball activities, as per Scott Harris, the Tigers' head of baseball operations. Meadows' commitment to placing his mental well-being first and stepping away from the team is fully backed by the Tigers.

As per the related action, the Tigers brought Akil Baddoo back from Triple-A Toledo. Although the team has been in touch with Meadows, there is no clear arrangement for him to start baseball activities at this time. Meadows has been absent throughout a significant portion of the season as he undergoes anxiety treatment, which the Tigers acknowledge.