Sep 15, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain (62) pitches during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers clear a spot for newly signed Joba Chamberlain


The Detroit Tigers decided yesterday that they were going to take a chance with former New York Yankee reliever Joba Chamberlain.

Chamberlain will be facing an uphill battle after his production has gone down hill over the last couple of seasons. With him being signed and added to the Tigers 40-man roster, they needed to send someone down to clear a spot for the newly signed right handed reliever.

Infielder Danny Worth was the lucky contestant in this decision. Worth batted .220/.299/.304 across the line at the Triple-A level during the 2013 season while missing a little bit of time with a shoulder displacement.

He won’t go unclaimed, so I expect at least the Miami Marlins to at least give him a look. They’re currently searching for some depth for their infield and could use him at third base if needed.

Detroit also sent infielder Dixon Machado to Triple-A Toledo in an additional move. He cleared waivers and will remain with the franchise. The 21 year old shortstop has a career .222/.301/.271 batting line and should end up with the Major League roster later in the year.

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