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Tigers Spring Training 2012: Detroit Releases Reliever David Pauley

The Detroit Tigers have released pitcher David Pauley.

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 03:  Relief pitcher David Pauley #34 of the Detroit Tigers throws the ball during a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 3, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 03: Relief pitcher David Pauley #34 of the Detroit Tigers throws the ball during a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 3, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Tigers have released relief pitcher David Pauley, according to the Detroit Free Press. Via George Sipple:

The Detroit Tigers have unconditionally released right-handed pitcher David Pauley.

"Just wasn't working here," manager Jim Leyland said. "We tried to give him every opportunity. Sometimes things just don't work."

Pauley signed a one-year deal with Detroit on Feb. 28, but has admittedly not been pitching well during spring training. He has a career record of nine wins and 18 losses with an ERA of 4.52.

In addition to releasing Pauley, the Tigers reassigned eight players to the minor leagues. Detroit currently has 48 players in their major league camp.

The Tigers are 6-1 in Grapefruit League play, dropping their first game on Friday afternoon to the Philadelphia Phillies in a 7-5 loss.

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