July 13 (UPI) — The Detroit Tigers gave veteran right-hander Zack Godley his unconditional release, the staff introduced Monday.
Tigers supervisor Ron Gardenhire advised reporters the transfer was made to offer the previous Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher an opportunity to signal with one other membership.
“I like the child. I used to be with him out in Arizona,” Gardenhire stated. “From what we noticed, it will take a while for him. However greater than the rest, we simply wished to offer him a chance to catch on with anyone else.”
The 30-year-old pitcher signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in December. He was within the staff’s expanded participant pool for exercises this month at Comerica Park forward of MLB’s restart.
Godley received a career-high 15 video games in 32 begins for the Diamondbacks in 2018 however made solely 9 begins for Arizona final season. The Blue Jays claimed him off waivers final August, and he made six aid appearances for the membership. He posted a 4-5 file and 5.97 ERA in 2019.
Godley, 30, has compiled a 37-30 file and 4.68 ERA in 5 main league seasons with the Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays.
Godley is the second veteran reliever the Tigers have launched this summer season. The staff parted methods with Alex Wilson final month.