March 13, 2013
LAKELAND, Fla. Danny Worth has to feel like hes a yo-yo going up and down between Detroit and Toledo with such regularity.
Worth was placed on the Tigers roster six different times last year, and optioned to the Mud Hens after all but the final September call-up. The 27-year-old utility infielder has been recalled by Detroit 12 times since his big league debut in 2010.
Thats an amazing number of call-ups.
I had lost count, to be honest with you, said Worth. Thats really crazy. I wonder if thats the most call-ups ever in the big leagues. Could you find out?
I checked by sending an e-mail to Ken Hirdt of the Elias Sports Bureau. His service tracks the wildest statistics, but Hirdt informed me that roster movements are one thing they dont track.
Worth, for all his trips up and down Interstate 75, has totaled 1.14 years of major league service and a .244 batting average with 10 doubles, two homers and 14 RBIs in 217 at-bats.
I know I want to be in Detroit, and just play my hardest, said Worth, who is batt