Gorzelanny declined his outright assignment to Triple-A and will become a free agent. He has a 3.38 ERA in 19 relief appearances at Triple-A, so there's a chance he'll likely be scooped up by someone on a minor league deal. That said, his upside is as a low-leverage big league reliever, so there's not much to see here from a fantasy perspective.
Gorzellany was designated for assignment by the Indians on Monday. Gorzellany, who is primarily used as a lefty specialist, hadn't given up a run for the Tribe all year until he was shelled for six earned runs in Sunday's blowout loss to the Blue Jays. That performance effectively got him booted from the 40-man roster in order to make room for fresh arms in relief.
Gorzelanny agreed to stay with the Indians on Monday after being informed he would not make the Opening Day roster, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports. The left-hander could've elected free agency, but he'll stick on with the Tribe. Although he'll start the season with Triple-A, he could be one of the first pitchers to be recalled if an injury strikes the big league club or if Cleveland is in need of a left-hander.
Gorzelanny was informed Saturday that he will not make the Indians' Opening Day roster, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. The Indians announced Saturday that Joba Chamberlain will make the Opening Day roster, which is likely what took Gorzelanny out of the bullpen equation. He is on a minor league deal with the Indians, but the veteran lefty could opt for free agency and test the market for teams looking for left-handed relievers.
Gorzelanny signed a minor league deal, which includes a spring training invite, with the Indians on Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. The 33-year-old spent last season with the Tigers organization, appearing in 48 major league games alongside nine outings at Triple-A. In those 48 appearances, Gorzelanny posted a 5.95 ERA to go with a .1729 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. Gorzelanny will attempt to make the Indians' roster out of spring training, but he could begin the year at Triple-A.