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With Aaron Hill returning to the Diamondbacks on a two-year, $11 million deal, the Tigers believe they may need to turn to the trade market to fill their opening at second base.
The Tigers are interested in Atlanta's Martin Prado, sources say. He's available, too.
Prado started at second base for the National League in the 2010 All-Star Game, but his production declined this year as he battled injuries and dealt with a position switch to left field. He has a career .801 OPS when batting first, and Detroit is looking for a leadoff man.
In what could be a related development, sources say the Tigers are willing to trade left fielder Delmon Young for the right second baseman. At this point, though, it's not known if the Braves have serious interest in Young.
Young supplied run production for Detroit down the stretch, following an August trade with the Twins, but the Tigers are concerned about his defense in Comerica Park's expansive left field.
With a number of teams looking for outfield power, Detroit should be able to move Young. That would free up a lineup spot for the Tigers to pursue a more athletic outfielder, such as free agent Coco Crisp. Comerica is big enough that it may be wise for the Tigers to have two center fielders, to play center and left.
Young will be a free agent after the 2012 season, Prado after 2013. Young will earn more than Prado in salary arbitration next year.
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The Tigers are interested in Braves infielder/left fielder Martin Prado, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The free agent market for potential second basemen has moved quickly, with Aaron Hill and Jamey Carroll off the board and Mark Ellis close to a deal with the Dodgers. Morosi adds that the Tigers are willing to trade left fielder Delmon Young for the right second...
Two people familiar with the deal say second baseman Aaron Hill has reached an agreement to re-sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal, for $11 million over two seasons, has not been announced. Arizona acquired Hill and utility infielder John McDonald from Toronto for second baseman Kelly...
PHOENIX -- Aaron Hill maintained all along that he believed Arizona was the right fit, and now that he will be back for two more years, the Diamondbacks can turn their attention to the back end of the rotation and bullpen help.
Hill has agreed to a two-year, 11 million deal that is to be announced pending the results of a physical exam Tuesday, sources said Monday afternoon, a move...
After a player has put in seven years of service encompassing 908 games, you have a pretty good gauge on what kind of player he is. Things like luck can cause minor spikes and contrasts, but normally a baseline can be reached. You can forget all about that with Aaron Hill. His career reads like a stock market chart. He started his career as a low strikeout, low power kind of guy...
It was clear, at least at first, that the initial acquisition of Aaron Hill by the Arizona Diamondbacks was a short term move. With Kelly Johnson floundering, Kirk Gibson needed a different option at second base. Hill’s fresh face was just what the doctor ordered: he would go on to hit .315/.386/.492 in 33 games with the Diamondbacks and key their surge well past the San Francisco...
Two people familiar with the deal say second baseman Aaron Hill has reached an agreement to re-sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal, for $11 million over two seasons, has not been announced. Arizona acquired Hill and utility infielder John McDonald from Toronto for second baseman Kelly Johnson...
The Atlanta Braves front office had to let out a collective cheer today after hearing that Colorado Rockies second baseman Mark Ellis signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rockies have been kicking tires on a potential trade for Martin Prado to play second base, after this news their interest has to be growing.
The Rockies have talked with Atlanta. Multiple executives said that...
The Diamondbacks should have a deal with Aaron Hill completed in the next 72 hours, tweets Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio. SI.com's Jon Heyman adds (via Twitter) that the deal would be worth $5MM-$6MM.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly signed second baseman Aaron Hill to a two-year contract.
The Rockies' aggressiveness in their pursuit of Jamey Carroll could indicate that they're ready to make some bold moves this winter, writes Troy Renck of The Denver Post. The team even offered the veteran a multi-year deal, according to a source with direct knowledge of the talks, even though they clearly preferred the 37-year-old on a one-year contract. After losing...
One of the Tigers biggest needs this off season is to fill the hole at second base. Aaron Hill was one of the names thrown and he’s now re-signed with the Diamondbacks and Jamey Carroll signed with the Twins. So there’s little surprise that Jon Paul Morosi broke a story that the Tigers were looking [...]