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    Detroit Tigers Release Gary Sheffield


    The Detroit Tigers released slugger Gary Sheffield on Tuesday.  Sheffield was hitting only .178 in 18 games for the Tigers during Spring Training.  Sheffield has 499 career home runs, 1 shy of the amazing 500 home run mark.  Sheffield will likely reach that 500 plateau at some point during the 2009 MLB schedule, but he will not do so in a Tigers uniform.  The Tigers are still obligated to pay Sheffield $14 million for the season.  Any team can now sign Sheffield for the MLB minimum $400,000 salary, and the defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies have already placed a call into Sheffield’s handlers to see if there is a fit for Sheffield in the City of Brotherly Love…


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