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Tom Gorzelanny | Relief Pitcher | #33

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Triton (IL) JC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jun 1 - 2:51 PM

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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.
Mar 28 - 1:06 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.
Mar 26 - 12:53 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 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

Tigers signed LHP Tom Gorzelanny to a one-year contract.

No word on the terms involved. Gorzelanny had a late start last season after shoulder surgery, but posted a 0.86 ERA and 23/8 K/BB ratio over 21 innings with the Brewers. The veteran southpaw could function in a swingman role for Detroit in 2015.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Brewers activated LHP Tom Gorzelanny from the 15-day disabled list.

The veteran southpaw has missed the entire season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. He posted a 3.90 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 83/31 K/BB ratio over 85 1/3 innings as a swingman for the Brewers in 2013.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 08:29:00 AM

Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

The left-hander has been out all season while working his way back from offseaon shoulder surgery. With Will Smith and Zach Duke pitching so well, Gorzelanny could slide into a long relief role.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Nashville on Friday.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke called the outing "encouraging," saying "(the) stuff was there and he felt good." The plan is for Gorzelanny to make another rehab appearance on Monday, and he could sneak one more outing in before his 30 days are up. The left-hander has yet to appear in a game for the Brewers this season.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) threw two scoreless innings in a rehab start with High-A Brevard County on Wednesday.

It was the lefty's first rehab start since being placed on the disabled list in late March. He's shooting for a return at the end of May.
Wed, May 14, 2014 08:40:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Brevard County on Wednesday.

He figures to need plenty of rehab appearances since he hasn't appeared in any game action since before shoulder surgery. Gorzelanny should rejoin the Brewers' bullpen later this month.
Tue, May 13, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment soon.

Gorzelanny had a setback last month as he works his way back from shoulder surgery, but it appears he's back on track. He's aiming to rejoin the Brewers' bullpen in late May or early June.
Tue, May 6, 2014 07:54:00 PM

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