Detroit Tigers release RHP Pauley

28-year-old acquired from Seattle in August trade

Published On: Mar 13 2012 09:55:59 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2012 10:00:34 AM EDT

The Detroit Tigers released right-handed pitcher David Pauley on Monday.

The reliever gave up five earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched during a 7-7 tie with the New York Mets and was promptly cut after the game.

"I know I am better than I showed," Pauley said after the contest. "I can't blame anybody but myself."

The 28-year-old was acquired from the Seattle Mariners along with righty Doug Fister in August.

Pauley was 0-2 with a 5.95 ERA in 14 games for the Tigers last season and was left off the postseason roster.