This seemed inevitable:
Tigers have designated Joba Chamberlain for assignment, according to industry source.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) July 3, 2015
Chamberlain has been profoundly unreliable, particularly of late. He has made 30 appearances on the year, posting a 4.09 ERA and an ugly 1.682 WHIP while striking out 15 and walking five in 22 innings.
The Tigers likewise DFA’d Tom Gorzelanny, who has an even worse 6.38 ERA in 30 appearances of his own while allowing a hideous 32 hits and 15 walks in in 24 innings.
The corresponding moves: calling up Jeff Ferrell and Drew VerHagen from Toledo. Both are converted starters, VerHagen only being converted a month ago.
The Tigers’ bullpen has stunk on ice for years now. Reshuffling now while the Tigers are scuffling can’t hurt.