The Detroit Tigers have been hovering around .500 all season, and are looking for that missing piece at the trade deadline to help them make the postseason. Here are three rumors you need to know:
Detroit unlikely to be sellers at the trade dealine
Some have thrown around the idea of the Tigers becoming sellers at the trade deadline after Miguel Cabrera's injury, but manager Brad Ausmus insisted that wouldn't be the case. Cabrera will be out for six weeks with a calf injury.
Tigers interested in Jeff Samardzija?
The White Sox could be interested in trading Samardzija at the trade deadline, and according to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, the Tigers are one of at least three teams that have already inquired about him:
Detroit targeting Marlins starting pitchers?
The Tigers are also looking at other options if they can't land Samardzija, and they've been heavily scouting the Miami Marlins' rotation, according to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.
Miami has a plethora of talented MLB-level starters (Jose Fernandez, Mat Latos, Dan Haren, Jarred Cosart, Tom Koehler, Brad Hand, and David Phelps) and high-ranking prospects (Justin Nicolino, Jose Urena, and Adam Conley,), though it's unknown who Detroit covets.Back to the Detroit Tigers Newsfeed