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Tom Gorzelanny | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 8 - 10:59 PM

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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.
Jul 6 - 5:42 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.
Jul 3 - 3:14 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.
Jan 6 - 3:57 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.
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

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3B1Nick Castellanos
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2Alex Wilson
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4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
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