|July 3 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-The Detroit Tigers have designated veteran relievers Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment and activated catcher Alex Avila off the disabled list.
Analysis: Chamberlain struggled all season as Joakim Soria's set-up man. In his last seven games, including six Tigers losses, he had a 14.40 ERA and allowed opponents to post a .444 batting average with four homers in five innings.
|Feb. 24 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Chamberlain is back for a second season with Detroit after agreeing to a $1 million, one-year deal.
Analysis: The right-hander was a free agent this offseason, and although the Tigers ended up bringing him back, it doesn't look like his role will be quite the same, at least initially. Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA last year, but he struggled down the stretch, posting a 4.97 ERA after the All-Star break and allowing four earned runs over two postseason appearances.