Mazara was released by the Tigers on Wednesday. Mazara was designated for assignment by Detroit on Friday, but he'll hit free agency rather than joining the minor-league club. The 26-year-old has slashed .212/.276/.321 with three home runs, 19 RBI and 12 runs across 50 games this year.
Mazara (illness) was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Friday. Mazara missed the final two games before the All-Star break while feeling sick, and he'll open the second half of the season by getting booted off the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old signed a one-year deal, $1.75 million with the Tigers in February , but he failed to make a positive impact with a .597 OPS and below-average defense across 50 games. Mazara will clear waivers unless any teams are willing to pick up the remainder of his contract.
Mazara (illness) is not starting Sunday against the Twins, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Mazara was scratched from Saturday's contest due to feeling sick. The outfielder will remain out of the starting lineup Sunday, though it remains to be seen if he could be an option off the bench. The 26-year-old will look to regain full health by the time the club comes back from the All-Star break next Friday.
Mazara is feeling under the weather and will not start Saturday's game in Minnesota, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. It's unclear what exactly he's dealing with or if he'll be available off the bench for the Saturday afternoon contest. Niko Goodrum shifts to the outfield to replace Mazara, with Zack Short entering the lineup to play shortstop.
Mazara is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox. The 26-year-old fails to crack the lineup for a third consecutive day. It's a bit surprising that Mazara's not starting Sunday, as he's gone 2-for-5 with a homer and a double in his career against Lucas Giolito, Detroit's opponent for the afternoon contest. Robbie Grossman gets the start in right field, with Akil Baddoo shifting to left field and Daz Cameron playing center.