DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has acquired lefthanded pitcher David Purcey from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for second baseman Scott Sizemore. Additionally, the Tigers today recalled the contract of infielder Danny Worth from Triple A Toledo.
Purcey appeared in nine games with Oakland this season after he was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in a two-player deal on April 18, 2011. He compiled a 2.13 ERA (12.2IP/3ER), fanned seven batters and limited opponents to a .191 batting average (9×47) during his stint with the Athletics.
Selected by Toronto in the first round of the 2004 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, he has posted a 5-10 record, 5.17 ERA (162.0IP/93ER) and 139 strikeouts in 68 appearances (21 starts) at the major league level with Toronto (2008-11) and Oakland (2011).
Sizemore batted .222 (14×63) with a double and four RBI in 17 games with the Tigers this season after having his contract recalled from Toledo on May 3. In 23 games with Toledo this season, he hit .408 (31×76) with seven doubles, a triple, two home runs and 15 RBI.
Worth saw action in 31 games with Toledo this season, hitting .270 (31×115) with nine doubles, a triple, three home runs and eight RBI. He received his first major league action with the Tigers during the 2010 season and he batted .255 (27×106) with five doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in 39 games.