Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Detroit Tigers Release Gary Sheffield

When the Tigers traded for Josh Hamilton, everyone did a complete "whaaa?". But today, with Gary Sheffield being released, it is making a little more sense. Sheffield has no doubt struggled in Spring Training, but it is still a bit of a shocker the news today that he was released with the Tigers still owing him $14 million this year. I have no doubt someone will now sign Sheffield as a low cost, high potential OF, but it is possible he goes by the way of Barry Bonds...forced into a retirement. Will be interesting to find out the reasons for the Tiger release in the coming days.

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