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MLB: Danny Worth gets a shot in ALCS

Posted: October 9, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: October 9, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

He’s gotten a taste of Major League Baseball in the past two years, now Valencia High graduate Danny Worth will get his first crack at the playoffs.

The Detroit Tigers added Worth to the American League Championship Series 25-man roster on Saturday prior to the opening game of the series against the Texas Rangers.

Worth didn’t start the game, but came in as a pinch runner for Ramon Santiago in the ninth inning of Detroit’s 3-2 loss.

The Tigers added Worth to the roster after announcing that outfielder Delmon Young would not play in the series due to a rib cage injury suffered on Thursday.

Worth, a 26-year-old third baseman, spent most of the season playing for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens but was called up to the Majors multiple times throughout the past two seasons.

This year, he played in 30 games for the Tigers, batting .270 with three RBIs.

His debut in the big leagues came on May 16, 2010 against the Boston Red Sox.

For the Mud Hens, Worth hit .256 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs in 86 games while remaining on the Tigers’ 40-man roster the entire season.

Worth had never played in an MLB postseason game before Saturday.

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