Schlereth misses chance to face former team

Schlereth misses chance to face former team

Schlereth misses chance to face former team
PHOENIX -- Over the weekend, Tigers reliever Daniel Schlereth didn't get the chance to show his former team what it is missing.

The 25-year-old left-handed reliever didn't see action against the D-backs and didn't care to.

"Not really," he said on Saturday about wanting to pitch against the team that drafted and then traded him. "It's just another team. I honestly don't even remember playing with them that much. They traded me before I got my feet wet."

Schlereth was traded from Arizona to Detroit in December 2009, as part of the three-team deal that sent Max Scherzer to the Tigers, with the D-backs getting Edwin Jackson from Detroit and Ian Kennedy from the Yankees in return.

He has a 2.96 ERA in 28 games this season and recorded a sub-3.00 ERA last season, both years serving as primarily a left-handed specialist.

"I feel like I'm in a little bit better of a situation with the Tigers," he said. "I'm always thankful for the team that picked me, but [the D-backs] traded me within a year, so I didn't really get the chance to do anything for them."

The University of Arizona product did say, however, that he thought the hometown D-backs pulled the trigger on a trade too soon.

"I think they gave up on me rather fast," he said. "But that's alright. I'm really happy here."