Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison
The Tigers decided to lock down Anibal Sanchez for five-years, $80M. Which once again opens the door to trading Rick Porcello. According to Jim Bowden via Twitter, the Padres are one of the teams interested.
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Pirates and Padres are amongst the teams interested in Rick Porcello who becomes available after the Tigers resigned Anibal Sanchez to 5yrdl
Ben Nicholson-Smith of mlbtraderumors.com believes the largest needs for the Tigers are a lefty reliever and a right-handed corner outfielder.
Porcello was a first-round selection of the Tigers in 2007, and blew through the minors, making his major league debut April 9th, 2009. Porcello attained super-2 status in 2012, but he is under team control through 2015. MLBTR projects his 2013 salary at $4.7MM