Detroit Tigers call up Turner Ashby grad Hanifee

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Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 7:54 PM EDT
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(WHSV) - Former Turner Ashby pitcher Brenan Hanifee’s contract was selected by the Detroit Tigers to their Major League roster, the club announced on Wednesday night.

In 25 appearances for Triple-A Toledo, Hanifee had a 4.38 ERA in 90 1/3 innings. He struck out 82 batters compared to 30 walks.

Hanifee is joining the Tigers in Los Angeles, where they’re concluding a series with the Dodgers.

A fourth-round draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2016 MLB Draft, Hanifee spent time with the Orioles’ Single-A and Double-A teams during his tenure.

In 2021, Hanifee missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery.

Last November, Hanifee elected free agency before the Tigers signed him to a minor league contract.

The Harrisonburg native was a three-sport athlete at Turner Ashby. During his senior season with the Knights, Hanifee hit .324 with three home runs, 16 RBI and seven doubles. In nine appearances on the mound, Hanifee went 7-0 with a 0.78 ERA with 73 strikeouts to just four walks in 54 innings.