Tigers Activate Jeff Baker; Option Danny Worth

July 14, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Danny Worth (29) doubles in the thirteenth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 8 - 6 in 13 innings. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Tigers optioned infielder Danny Worth to Triple-A following yesterday’s game, the team announced:

Worth was optioned to make room on the Tigers’ roster for Jeff Baker, who was acquired from the Chicago Cubs for two players to be named later this weekend.

Worth was recently recalled to fill the roster spot left vacant by Ryan Raburn, who hit the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb. On the year, the infielder has hit .206/.321/.250 over 68 at-bats for the Tigers.

It was the second time this season Worth was optioned to make room for an acquisition, as the 26-year-old was also demoted when Omar Infante was activated.

Prior to being traded to the Tigers, Baker had hit .269/.306/.448 with ten doubles and four home runs over 134 at-bats with the Cubs. The 31-year-old has manned first, second and third base as well as both corner outfield positions over the past two seasons.

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