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Tom Gorzelanny | Relief Pitcher | #40

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Triton (IL) JC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (0) / PIT
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Tom Gorzelanny was sent for tests on his left shoulder Monday.
Gorzelanny hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 16 due to left shoulder discomfort. He was sporting a rough 9.45 ERA through 6 2/3 innings this spring. The veteran southpaw is in Mets camp on a non-guaranteed minor league contract, having registered a 21.00 ERA in seven relief appearances last season with the Indians. Mon, Mar 27, 2017 10:19:00 AM

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Mets signed LHP Tom Gorzelanny to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Gorzelanny mostly pitched in the minors last year, though he did make a handful of relief outings for Cleveland. He also spent a few weeks in the Orioles' organization before getting released. The 34-year-old has had some productive seasons, but none recently. He gives the Mets some organizational depth but little else.
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 12:40:00 PM

Orioles released LHP Tom Gorzelanny.

Gorzelanny asked for his release and the Orioles granted it. He signed with the Orioles a couple weeks ago after electing free agency when the Indians optioned him to Triple-A Columbus. The veteran left-hander has registered a miserable 21.00 ERA over seven big league outings this year.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 07:43:00 PM

Orioles signed LHP Tom Gorzelanny to a minor league contract.

Gorzelanny elected free agency earlier this month after being removed from the Indians' 40-man roster. He held a 21.00 ERA over seven appearances for the Tribe.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny has elected free agency.

He refused his assignment to Triple-A Columbus and will try to catch on elsewhere. The veteran posted an ugly 21.00 ERA over seven appearances for the Tribe before getting DFA'd.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Indians sent LHP Tom Gorzellany outright to Triple-A Columbus.

The veteran left-hander was designated for assignment by the club on Monday after allowing seven runs in just three innings of work (21.00 ERA) with the big league club. He'll bide his time at Triple-A until he's called upon again.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 09:34:00 AM

Indians designated LHP Tom Gorzelanny for assignment.

Gorzelanny gets the boot after he was charged for seven runs on four hits and three walks over one-third of an inning Sunday versus the Blue Jays. Joba Chamberlain was also designated for assignment Monday.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of LHP Tom Gorzelanny from Triple-A Columbus.

Gorzelanny had a 3.38 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 19/11 K/BB ratio through 18 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A. He will join the Cleveland bullpen on Wednesday night.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Indians reassigned Tom Gorzelanny to minor league camp.

Gorzelanny could have opted out of his deal with Cleveland after failing to make the 25-man roster, but the veteran lefty has agreed to stick around and open the season at Triple-A Columbus. He'll get a shot soon.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 01:06:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona informed Tom Gorzelanny that he will not make the club's Opening Day roster.

Francona likely told him now so that Gorzelanny could secure an opportunity elsewhere if he didn't want to pitch in the minor leagues. Expect other clubs who are looking for left-handed relief help to come calling.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Indians signed LHP Tom Gorzelanny to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Gorzelanny had a rough 5.95 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 48 appearances this past season with Detroit. He was an effective long reliever from 2012 until the early part of 2014, when his left shoulder began barking again. It's doubtful he cracks the Indians' Opening Day bullpen next spring, but Gorzelanny will probably make it up to Cleveland at some point. He has held left-handed batters to a .230/.303/.359 line for his career.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 10:41:00 AM

Tigers recalled LHP Tom Gorzelanny from Triple-A Toledo.

Gorzelanny didn't pitch particularly well during his nine-game stint with Toledo (4.00 ERA in nine innings) but he does have 289 games of major league experience to fall back on. Detroit demoted struggling right-hander Shane Greene to make room for Gorzelanny. He'll be used in middle relief.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 10:59:00 PM

Tigers sent LHP Tom Gorzelanny outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Not surprisingly, Gorzelanny cleared waivers after being removed from the 40-man roster, although it's a little surprising that he's decided to accept a Triple-A assignment. He'll try to iron out his issues and earn a spot back in the big league bullpen.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Tigers designated LHP Tom Gorzelanny for assignment.

Gorzelanny was awful in 30 appearances for the Tigers, putting up a 6.75 ERA and 2.00 WHIP. He figures to clear waivers and should get a shot somewhere else given his track record.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Jason Beck of MLB.com hears that Tom Gorzelanny's one-year contract with the Tigers is worth around $1 million.

It's a small price to pay in this market. Gorzelanny was limited to just 21 innings with the Brewers last season after making his way back from shoulder surgery, but he has had success in the past and could be a useful arm in Detroit's bullpen if healthy.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 03:57:00 PM

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3Tomas Nido
4Jose Lobaton
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
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3Phillip Evans
4T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
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4Ty Kelly
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Brandon Nimmo
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RF1Jay Bruce
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3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Robert Gsellman
8Seth Lugo
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Relief Pitcher
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R1Jeurys Familia
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3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Hansel Robles
7Gerson Bautista
8Tyler Bashlor
9Jacob Rhame
10Jamie Callahan
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