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...