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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tigers release shortstop Alex Gonzalez, add Danny Worth to SS mix

DETROIT — The Alex Gonzalez experiment lasted 14 games into the regular season.

He was released outright by the Detroit Tigers on Sunday morning, and Danny Worth was called up from Toledo to take his place in the shortstop rotation.

“Time takes its toll on everyone,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “We were hoping the spring in his step had returned. It just didn’t work.”


Blogger Unknown said...

Releasing Alex Gonzalex is a bad move..

April 20, 2014 at 12:07 PM 
Blogger Unknown said...

Releasing Alex Gonzalez is a bad move. This is the best ss defensive

April 20, 2014 at 1:14 PM 
Blogger Matthew B. Mowery said...

Alex Gonzalez had a Defensive Runs Saved rating of negative-5 after playing in nine games (i.e. he cost the Tigers five runs so far this season). That equates to half a win. If he'd played the entire season, it would be minus-84 (or the equivalent of losing eight games all by himself)

April 20, 2014 at 3:26 PM 

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