Detroit Tigers Release Gary Sheffield and His 499 Home Runs

Nathan RollinsContributor IMarch 31, 2009

LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 05:  Gary Sheffield #3 of the Detroit Tigers waits for a pitch during a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 5, 2009 in Lakeland, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Reports say that the Detroit Tigers have parted ways with designated hitter Gary Sheffield.

Sheffield hit .225 with 19 home runs and and drove in 57 runs in 2008.

Sheffield is one home run away from 500.