Tim Worrell (born July 5, 1967 in Pasadena, California) is a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants. During his thirteen-year Major League career, Worrell has pitched for nine teams, including the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants (twice), Philadelphia Phillies, and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Worrell's greatest success came in 2003 when he replaced the injured Robb Nen as the closer for San Francisco. After the season Worrell signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he returned to his previous role as a set-up pitcher, often pitching the eighth inning before Phillies closer Billy Wagner entered the game.
Worrell is the younger brother of former Major League pitcher Todd Worrell, himself a former closer for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.
On May 6, 2005, Worrell stated that he was dealing with "personal psychological issues" that had to be resolved and was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list. Prior to this disclosure Worrell had struggled, posting a 9.82 ERA, by far the worst of his career. Seemingly back to his old self, Worrell returned to pitch a perfect ninth on July 4, 2005 and completed the season in Arizona with an exceptional 0.90 ERA over his last 18 games.
On December 1, 2005, Worrell's return to the San Francisco Giants was agreed, with a two-year contract valued at $4 million.
Tim Worrell San Francisco Giants - No. 45 Relief Pitcher Bats: Right Throws: Right MLB debut June 25, 1993 for the San Diego Padres Selected MLB statistics (through 2005) ERA 3.89 Holds 86 Former teams San Diego Padres (1993-1997) Cleveland Indians (1998) Detroit Tigers (1998) Oakland Athletics (1998-1999) Baltimore Orioles (2000) Chicago Cubs (2000) San Francisco Giants (2001-2003) Philadelphia Phillies (2004-2005) Arizona Diamondbacks (2005)