Tigers pitcher Shane Greene was optioned down to the minors following Saturday's game, reports MLive.com. Greene had a 6.88 ERA prior to Saturday's contest. The move was made to make room for pitcher Tom Gorzelanny, who was recalled. Gorzelanny had a 6.38 ERA over 24 innings of work earlier this season.
Tigers pitcher Tom Gorzelanny has cleared waviers and will accept his assignment to Triple-A, reports the Detroit Free Press. Gorzelanny was recently designated for assignment by the Tigers. He went 1-1 with a 6.38 ERA over 24 innings of work this season.
The Tigers removed reliever Tom Gorzelanny from the 25- and 40-man rosters Friday, as the veteran left-hander was designated for assignment. Gorzelanny tossed two-thirds scoreless innings for Detroit on Thursday and hasn't allowed a run in his last five appearances. However, it wasn't enough to save his job after he posted a 6.38 ERA through 30 relief outings.
Pirates reliever Tom Gorzelanny entered in the 14th inning and gave up doubles to the first two batters he faced. Gorzelanny dropped to 1-2 with his first loss since April 23. He hadn't allowed multiple hits or a run since June 20.
Tigers relief pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny were able to get some extra work in Saturday against the White Sox in the 12-3 loss. Both worked a scoreless inning, with Gorzelanny recording two strikeouts in his appearance. "The thing is we've had one guy pitch however many days, which is great," said Gorzelanny to MLive.com. "I'm happy with that -- it means our starters are going deep and we're winning ballgames. I think everyone would like to get in there just to not only get work in, but save the rest of the guys. "You want to get guys throw a few innings and save the rest of the bullpen. When they call and say we need to get you in there, I just try to do my job and get out of there as quick as possible." Manager Brad Ausmus chalked it up to the ebbs and flows of how the starting pitchers do. "It's tough to stay sharp when you've got starters going eight innings," Ausmus said. "As a reliever, you don't get a chance to get into a game situation. I don't read too much into what happened today."