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Tigers release Nate Robertson

May 17, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

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Nate Robertson’s comeback is over, at least with the Tigers.

Detroit released the 36-year-old left-hander from Triple-A, where he had a 3.43 ERA and more walks (13) than strikeouts (12) in 21 innings trying to return to the majors as a reliever.

Robertson was a full-time member of the Tigers’ starting rotation from 2004-2008, starting an average of 31 games per season, but hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2010 and hasn’t been healthy and effective in the majors since 2007.

It was always a long shot.

  1. renaado - May 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Nate… Please sign with the LG Twins. It’s unbearable to watch them blowin out a 5 run lead in the 8th against Lotte, almost every game.

  2. tigers182 - May 17, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Shame. Nate was a awesome Tiger. I was hoping he’d make a successful comeback.

  3. bostonfrogs - May 17, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    And yet, Phil Coke continues to have a spot on the roster.

  4. straightouttavtown - May 17, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Why not give the old friend a chance as the LOGGY? Dombrowski found a spot for Bonderman last year, so why not Robertson? He was solid for Round Rock last year and deserves a shot. He can’t be worse than Coke.

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