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DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello has spent the offseason on the rumor mill.
The Tigers nearly made the Justin Upton trade between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves a three-team deal by involving Porcello, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Now the Diamondbacks have lost interest in Porcello after picking up Randall Delgado from the Braves. And the speedy, defensive shortstop Detroit had interest in, Nick Ahmed, who played Single-A ball last season, went from the Braves to the Diamondbacks.
Porcello also has been connected to trade talks with the Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners.
How has Porcello dealt with the constant speculation?
Im still a Tiger the last time I checked, Porcello said. Im ready to go down to Lakeland (Fla.) and earn a spot in the rotation.
I wouldnt be doing my job if I let this stuff get to me. If Im traded, I will adjust accordingly at that time. But with the Tigers, there has never...
BEST OF MAXIM
From the moment the Detroit Tigers re-signed right-hander Anibal Sanchez to an $80 million, five-year contract this offseason, Rick Porcello has had a lot to prove. The top four spots in Detroit's rotation are now set, with Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister and Sanchez locked in.
That leaves Porcello and Drew Smyly as candidates for the last opening.
Porcello is a...
DETROIT -- Torii Hunter Jr. might be ready to play for Notre Dame next season after all.
Speaking at TigerFest Saturday, Torii Hunter Sr. said his son is progressing ahead of schedule after breaking his left femur during practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the beginning of January.
"He's doing a lot better," Hunter Sr. said. "He's on crutches...
Dave Dombrowski realizes the offseason is never over until opening day.
That was certainly the case last year, when the Detroit general manager brought slugger Prince Fielder to the Tigers in late January. This offseason has been quieter in Detroit, but Dombrowski keeps his ears open for possible acquisitions even now, with spring training set to start in a couple weeks.
Welcome to part 2 of my ‘burning questions’ segment as the Detroit Tigers offseason moves toward spring training. For part 1, published last Friday, click here.
On to the questions and answers:
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Who will challenge the Tigers for the AL Central crown?
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After the parading around completed, Cabby, JV, Phil Coke and Torii Hunter took the stage for a little Q&A with Fox Sports Detroit’s Rod Allen.
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The Padres have announced they agreed to minor league contracts with Tim Stauffer, Freddy Garcia, and LHP Arturo Lopez.
Tim Stauffer is working his way back from elbow surgery and is reportedly only two weeks behind schedule. Stauffer was selected by the Padres, fourth overall in the 2003 draft. Following his breakout 2010 campaign, Stauffer set career highs in...