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Tom Gorzelanny | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jan 6 - 3:57 PM

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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.
Jan 6 - 11:05 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's Adam McCalvy reports that Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) had "a little setback" last week but is "back on track."

Gorzelanny is still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. He's expected to miss most, if not all, of April.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Brewers placed LHP Tom Gorzelanny on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a left shoulder injury.

Gorzelanny didn't appear in any games this spring as he works his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. He's expected to miss most, if not all, of April.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) said Friday's first spring training bullpen session went well.

The left-hander had a cleanup procedure on his left shoulder this offseason but looks to be on track to be ready for Opening Day. Gorzelanny will fill a middle relief role for the Brewers.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a throwing program on Friday.

Gorzelanny had a cleanup procedure on his left shoulder this offseason. The Brewers are optimistic that he'll be available out of their bullpen come Opening Day. He's the only physically-restricted player in Brewers camp.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) has yet to begin a throwing program.

Gorzelanny required a cleanup procedure on his throwing shoulder over the winter. Although the lefty has yet to resume throwing, the Brewers remain hopeful that Gorzelanny will be ready to go on Opening Day.
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 03:15:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny required surgery on his left shoulder.

Gorzelanny felt soreness in early September and was eventually shut down for the year. The southpaw isn't expected to be able to pitch until mid-March, but the Brewers remain hopeful that he'll be ready for the start of the 2014 season. He can't afford any setbacks.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) has been shut down for the season.

Gorzelanny felt lingering soreness during a throwing session on Tuesday, necessitating the shutdown. He hadn't appeared in a game since September 2. "I'll get ready for next year," he said.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 09:20:00 PM

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