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Valencia grad Worth designated for assignment

Posted: June 4, 2014 9:33 p.m.
Updated: June 4, 2014 9:33 p.m.

Valencia graduate Danny Worth's most memorable moments of the season so far were the two relief innings he pitched, displaying an impressive knuckleball.

Valencia High graduate and Detroit Tigers infielder Danny Worth was designated for assignment on Wednesday meaning his status with the organization is in limbo.

This is the second time in a year that he has been designated for assignment.

The Tigers now have 10 days to either trade or release Worth. If he clears waivers he can decline the assignment and become a free agent.

The move makes room for shortstop Eugenio Suarez who was promoted from Triple-A Toledo.

Suarez is rated the No. 6 prospect in the Tigers’ minor league system by has hit .288 overall this year in 54 games between Double-A and Triple-A.

Worth had been hitting just .167 for Detroit this season with five runs scored and five RBIs in 42 at-bats.

His most notable moments this season came when he made two appearances as a relief pitcher.

In those relief innings, Worth displayed an impressive knuckleball, allowing one run and four hits over the two combined innings.

With starting shortstop Jose Iglesias out for the season due to a leg injury, the Tigers looked to fill the void with Worth and Andrew Romine.

But with neither player hitting well, Detroit now looks to Suarez to pick up where he left the minors offensively.


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