CHICAGO -- Tigers hitting prospect Ryan Strieby remains sidelined at Triple-A Toledo while specialists try to determine once and for all the reason why he can't shake the recurring problems in his left wrist and hand.
Strieby hasn't played in a game since July 31. When he was scratched from the Mud Hens lineup the next day, it led to speculation he was getting called up to Detroit for his first Major League stint. Instead, he was heading back to the disabled list.
Strieby had an EMG study, or an electromyogram, on his hand earlier this week. The test usually determines if there's nerve or muscle weakness. Strieby also visited a hand specialist, who referred him to a therapist. Strieby has been able to work out, but so far, there has been no timetable for getting him back to action.
Strieby has been one of the organization's most talented hitters, and entered the season as promising as Brennan Boesch by some estimates. However, he has had five different stints on the disabled list with wrist problems since 2008, including surgery last year that limited him to just 86 games at Double-A Erie. He's batting .245 for Toledo this year with 10 home runs and 49 RBIs in 76 games.