Fields will take the place of outfielder Rajai Davis, who was placed on the paternity list as he awaits the birth of his second child.
The 24-year-old is a Detroit native and son of Tigers’ coach and former outfielder Bruce Fields, making the call-up extra special.
A sixth-round pick by the Tigers in 2009 out of U-D Jesuit High School, Fields’ road to the big leagues has been delayed by a series of injuries, including a broken thumb last season.
Fields hit .271 with an on-base percentage of .394. in 48 games for the Mud Hens this season, but has been heating up as of late. In his last five games, Fields had a batting average of .256 with six hits, two doubles, a home run and four RBI.
Fields’ time with the Tigers could be short-lived however, as Davis is only expected to miss one to three games on paternity leave.