Tigers agree to one-year deal with LHP Tom Gorzelanny

Tuesday January 6th, 2015

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny, the team announced Tuesday.

Gorzelanny played the last two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers, but missed the first three months of the 2014 season after shoulder surgery.

In 21 innings last season, Gorzelanny had an 0.86 ERA and 1.429 WHIP with 23 strikeouts. In 2013, he had 33 relief appearances and 10 starts and was 3-6 with a 3.90 ERA and 1.266 WHIP in 85.1 innings, striking out 83.

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Gorzelanny made his MLB debut in 2005 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, spending five years as a starter there. The 32-year-old was traded to the Chicago Cubs in July 2009 and was dealt to the Washington Nationals in January 2011.

In 121 career starts, Gorzelanny is 37-47 with a 4.62 ERA and 520 strikeouts in 669.2 innings. In 138 career relief appearances, he has a 2.88 ERA and 154 strikeouts in 171.2 innings.

- Phil Watson

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