Danny Worth

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Danny Worth
Danny Worth (2011).jpg
Detroit Tigers
Shortstop
Born: (1985-09-30) September 30, 1985 (age 28)
Northridge, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 16, 2010 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .244
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 14
Teams

Daniel Weston Worth (born September 30, 1985) is an American professional baseball infielder in the Detroit Tigers organization of Major League Baseball.

Primarily a shortstop, Worth has also played second base and third base in the major and minor leagues.

Early career[edit]

Worth was born in Northridge, California and attended Valencia High School in Valencia, California.[1] He went on to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he was a member of the baseball team.[2] Worth was named a preseason All American during his junior season and was also named a West Coast Conference All Star.

Worth was drafted by the Tigers in the second round (91st overall) of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] He played in the minor leagues for the Lakeland Flying Tigers (A), the Erie SeaWolves (AA), and the Toledo Mud Hens (AAA). He was named the 8th best prospect in the Tigers system for the 2008 season by Baseball America .[3] The same publication also listed him as the best defensive infielder.[3]

Major League career[edit]

It was announced that Worth was being called up just after midnight on May 16, 2010. He appeared in his first Major League game that afternoon, replacing Scott Sizemore at second base when they sent Sizemore down to Triple-A. In his first major league at-bat Worth hit an infield single with the bases loaded and two outs, picking up his first major league hit and RBI. He was called up again on June 6 to replace Adam Everett in the lineup, who was designated for assignment on that date.[4] Worth ultimately appeared in 39 games, mostly at shortstop.[5]

Worth hit his first major league home run on July 7, 2010 against the Baltimore Orioles.[6]

Worth entered the 2011 season as a candidate for playing time as a utility infielder. He ultimately appeared in 30 games at the major league level, often appearing as a defensive replacement at second or third base.[7]

In 2012, Worth entered spring as a candidate for a utility infielder job, and made the opening day roster for the first time in his career.[8] On April 13, he was optioned to the Toledo Mud Hens when Brandon Inge returned from the disabled list. Worth was recalled on April 28 when Delmon Young was placed on the restricted list.[9]

Worth was the last player cut from the Tigers' roster at the end of spring training in 2013. He was optioned to the Mud Hens.[10]

On December 13, 2013, the Tigers designated Worth for assignment after the signing of pitcher Joba Chamberlain.[11] He cleared waivers on December 16 and was assigned to Toledo.

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