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Tim Worrell | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (50) / 7/5/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Biola (CA)
Drafted: 1989 / Rd. 20 (0) / SD

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Despite retiring Wednesday, Tim Worrell will get paid the $2 million he's still owed by the Giants for 2007.
Ugh. Now the only benefit to his departure is that the Giants will get his 40-man roster spot to use on Russ Ortiz, not that they couldn't have just waived him anyway. Worrell said his shoulder is feeling good after August surgery, but that he was continuing to have problems with his neck, which resulted in his first DL stint last year. Thu, Jan 11, 2007 12:59:00 PM

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Giants announced the retirement of RHP Tim Worrell.

It's good news for the Giants that they'll get out of paying him an additional $2 million after GM Brian Sabean burdened the organization with his two-year, $4 million contract last winter. Worrell had a 7.52 ERA in 20 1/3 innings before undergoing shoulder surgery last year. The 39-year-old was expected to be ready for spring training, but he's chosen to call it a career rather than continue his rehab. The Giants could redirect his money into a proposal for another reliever.
Wed, Jan 10, 2007 04:38:00 PM

The Giants said Tim Worrell's arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder Wednesday was more extensive than the team initially expected

Yeah, that's a surprise. In addition to having labrum damage repaired, the Giants had to remove scar tissue from the AC joint. "There was a fair amount of cleanup to be done," trainer Stan Conte said. The Giants are still projecting Worrell to be ready for spring training, but time will tell.
Fri, Aug 25, 2006 12:24:00 AM

Tim Worrell, who had a 7.52 ERA this year before being placed on the DL last month, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder Wednesday.

It's believed that Worrell has some labrum damage. He's out for the season.
Tue, Aug 22, 2006 11:20:00 PM

The Giants will re-evaluate Tim Worrell (neck) during the team's upcoming visit to Arizona.

Worrell lives in the Phoenix area, but manager Felipe Alou doubted that Worrell would pitch again this season. He's posted a career-worst 7.52 ERA in 20 2/3 innings out of the bullpen this year.
Sun, Aug 6, 2006 10:23:00 AM

Giants transferred RHP Tim Worrell from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Worrell hasn't resumed throwing since being placed on the DL with a bulging disc in his neck on July 1, and it's possible that he won't be back this year.
Sat, Jul 22, 2006 08:21:00 PM

Giants placed RHP Tim Worrell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 28, with a bulging disc in his neck.

When Worrell was originally placed on the DL in late May, the injury was termed a pinched nerve in his neck. It seems like the bulging disc was the problem all along. Maybe he'll be back in two or three weeks, but the Giants might not get a lot out of him the rest of the season.
Sat, Jul 1, 2006 04:14:00 PM

Tim Worrell gave up two runs in an inning of work Wednesday in his first game back from the disabled list.

Maybe he should have gone on a rehab assignment. He was extremely fortunate not to give up four runs in the inning, as he made a terrible pitch to Miguel Cabrera that would have resulted in a two-run homer most of the time. Instead, Cabrera didn't get under it quite enough, creating a lineout to the wall in left field.
Wed, Jun 7, 2006 06:23:00 PM

Giants activated RHP Tim Worrell from the 15-day disabled list.

Worrell had a 6.91 ERA in 14 1/3 innings before going on the DL last month with a pinched nerve in his neck. The Giants may want to avoid using him in close games initially.
Wed, Jun 7, 2006 03:28:00 PM

Tim Worrell (neck) is eligible to come off the disabled list on Monday.

``We have to get Timmy back on the wagon to see how he's doing,'' manager Felipe Alou said. The Giants bullpen has pitched well lately so it is tough to figure out who will be demoted when Worrell is activated. Jonathan Sanchez has the least experience in the pen and thus is the likely candidate.
Mon, Jun 5, 2006 09:53:00 AM

Giants placed RHP Tim Worrell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 20, with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Worrell had turned into a liability, so even if he only needed a few days off, removing him from the active roster was the right move. "It's bothered him for about two weeks," trainer Stan Conte said. "We've been working on it. He was pitching fine. It was the day after. ... That nerve needs to rest a little bit. He still had symptoms the next day. Rest and medication are the best remedy."
Tue, May 23, 2006 09:50:00 PM

Giants' manager Felipe Alou gave Tim Worrell a vote of confidence as the Giants' right-handed setup man.

Jeremy Accardo and Kevin Correia have out pitched Worrell lately, but Alou thinks Worrell's experience is valuable. Worrell has a 6.91 ERA this season.
Wed, May 17, 2006 11:46:00 AM

Tim Worrell blew a save and was credited with a win after allowing three runs in 1 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks on Thursday night.

Worrell entered with a 6-3 lead, runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the eighth and gave up a bunt single and a game-tying, three-run homer before finishing the innings. Despite the showing, the Giants left him in after scoring three runs in the top of the ninth. Worrell gave up another homer, but it was a solo shot and he finished the bottom of the ninth for the win. Armando Benitez did not pitch in the contest.
Fri, Apr 21, 2006 01:29:00 AM

Tim Worrell retired all four Dodgers he faced to earn his fifth save of the season on Sunday night.

Worrell is expected to keep closing for at least the first few days after Armando Benitez comes back, so don't drop him now. It's possible that he'll keep the job for more than just the next week or two.
Sun, Apr 16, 2006 11:34:00 PM

Despite giving up a solo homer to Brian Jordan, Tim Worrell earned his second save in two days Thursday against the Braves.

He was working with a three-run lead. Scott Munter, still looking the Giants' best reliever, pitched a scoreless eighth to set him up.
Thu, Apr 6, 2006 07:43:00 PM

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