Tigers Designate Danny Worth For Assignment

The Tigers announced that they have designated infielder Danny Worth for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster for right-hander Joba Chamberlain.

Worth, 28, is a career .242/.307/.315 hitter in 246 big league plate appearances. The 2007 second-rounder spent the bulk of the 2013 campaign with the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in Toledo, batting .223/.305/.308 with a homer and nine steals in 82 games (345 plate appearances). Worth has played mostly shortstop throughout his minor league career but split his time evenly between second base, third base and shortstop this past season.

9 Responses to Tigers Designate Danny Worth For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. GoFish 2 years ago

    So the Tigers are now Worthless?

    • cjr45 2 years ago

      Yes but another team could find him to be a Worthwhile pickup.

  2. JerryTheScholar 2 years ago

    So long Danny. It was a fun while it lasted!

  3. Caleb York 2 years ago

    Danny was the great-glove, no-hit shortstop of the future, wallowing in the depth chart behind Ramon Santiago. He seems to have been passed now by Eugenio Suarez and others.

  4. Danny was always a victim of the numbers game. Now he’s out of options, and could be an org guy in the minors. He does many things well, especially playing defense in the infield at any position. But he was always in Ramon Santiago’s rear view mirror, and Ramon had a guaranteed contract for a couple million bucks.

    Quite obviously, Hernan Perez had passed Worth on the depth chart some time last year. The Tigers also like Lombardozzi quite a bit, although they don’t have a real backup SS unless Perez makes the team (and DD specifically said he’s in AAA)

  5. MaineBaseball 2 years ago

    It won’t take long for him to latch on to another team. Just his versatility alone will keep him from being unemployed for long.

  6. Mets may deem him more worthy to start ss then tejada

  7. McGlovin 2 years ago

    Am I the only one who thinks he’s Worth more then a Don Kelly?

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