Detroit Tigers General Manager Al Avila pulled off a bit of a surprising move, sending cash considerations to the Blue Jays in exchange for veteran right-hander Nick Tepesch.
Buying veteran pitchers in August is a move that playoff teams make, not one that you typically see from an obviously rebuilding team like Detroit. However, this addition does make sense for the Tigers. For no other reason than Detroit needs pitching. Bad.
First, about Tepesch. He was drafted in the 14th round in the 2010 draft by the Rangers. He made his big league debut in 2013. From 2013-2014, Tepesch made 39 starts for Texas.