Tigers give Joba Chamberlain his outright release

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News

Minneapolis — The Tigers Friday gave pitcher Joba Chamberlain his outright release – a move that was expected after they designated him for assignment a week ago.

Chamberlain is now a free agent.

"I wouldn't be shocked if somebody picked him up," manager Brad Ausmus said. "His arm was working good. He was throwing in the mid-90s. It wouldn't shock me if someone took a shot on him thinking maybe a change of environment would be good for him."

Chamberlain appeared in 30 games for the Tigers, posting a 4.09 ERA and a 1.682 WHIP.

Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny and infielder Josh Wilson, also DFA'd last week, accepted assignments to Triple A Toledo.

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