Local Detroit Tigers prospect to make major-league debut

Daniel Fields will suit up for the Detroit Tigers for the first time on Tuesday.

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The Tigers have called up outfield prospect Daniel Fields from Triple-A Toledo to join the team for Tuesday’s series opener against the Oakland A’s, according to The Detroit News.

Fields, who will suit up for the big league club for the first time in his pro career, posted the news on Twitter late Tuesday night.

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.