Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 6/18/12
Brad Eldred, a late scratch from Monday night's Toledo Hen's lineup, might be on his way to Japan. A Monday report on Japan's Daily Sports Online said that the Hiroshima Toyo Carp had begun negotiations with the Tigers about Detroit's power-hitting Triple-A first baseman. The Carp are in fifth place in the Central League, 9 12 games behind the Chunichi Dragons, and have struggled to find a consistent home-run hitter. Eldred, who has been tearing up the International League with Toledo, is hitting .305 with with 24 homers and 65 RBIs in 63 games. He did get one brief call-up to the Tigers in late April, hitting .188 in five games. The 31-year-old got his only extended major-league shot in 2005, when he hit .221 in 55 games with Pittsburgh. When the Tigers were desperate for a right-handed hitter last week, they called up Ryan Raburn. When asked about Eldred, Jim Leyland said that was "a story for another day." Apparently, that day might be coming soon.
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