Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 12/14/12
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. JIM BOWDEN - @JimBowdenESPNxm 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 Year Age Tm W L ERA GS IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP ERA+ WHIP H/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB 2009 20 DET 14 9 3.96 31 170.2 176 81 75 23 52 89 3 6 114 1.
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