3 Detroit Tigers Trade Deadline Rumors You Need To Know

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:

There’s always so much debate on where [Samardzija] fits on a pitching staff. He’s not a No. 1 and he’s not having the best of seasons, yet he’s one of the more discussed and desirable pitchers on the trade market. Kansas City, Houston, Detroit, and others are in on him. Scouts are constantly at his games so he may be the first starting pitcher moved ahead of the trading deadline.

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.

Follow our Detroit Tigers team page for all the latest Tigers news and rumors!

Back to the Detroit Tigers Newsfeed

Related Topics: MLB Trade Deadline, Detroit Tigers