Tigers starter Rick Porcello has garnered his fair share of trade interest the past couple of weeks, especially after the signing of Anibal Sanchez. Most of that interest has come from the National League as the Pirates, Padres and Cubs have all expressed interest in the still very young Porcello.
The Pirates seemed to be dangling reliever Joel Hanrahan for Porcello however the Tigers were reluctant to give up the 23-year-old starter straight up for a bullpen guy.
#Pirates are interested in Porcello, but Tigers don’t want straight-up swap for Hanrahan
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 19, 2012
However in recent days some American League teams have reportedly expressed interested in acquiring Porcello.
According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Orioles and Mariners have most recently inquired on Porcello among the handful of other teams.
Sources: #Tigers have spoken with multiple teams about Rick Porcello. #Orioles and #Mariners among those involved. @mlbonfox
— Jon Moro...