Tigers Release Shortstop Alex Gonzalez

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- Shortstop Alex Gonzalez' tenure with the Detroit Tigers last just nine games as the team has released the veteran and purchased the contract of infielder Danny Worth from Triple-A-Toledo.

Gonzalez was the Tigers Opening Day shortstop, he even had the game-winning hit in the ninth inning. But the team has decided to move on so early into the season.

Now in his seventeenth season, the 37-year-old Gonzalez batted just .167 with a .219 on base percentage. He drove in only two runs for hte Tigers as well.

With the loss of Jhonny Peralta via free agency and Jose Iglesias due to injury, the Tigers have struggled to fill the hole left by those two.

Austin Romine is expect to fill in for Gonzalez at shortstop going forward.

Worth has played in 115 games for the Tigers from 2010-2013. He hit .242 over that span.

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