Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 7/23/12
The Tigers addressed some of their more glaring needs Monday when they pulled the trigger on a trade for infielder Omar Infante and right-handed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins. In return the Tigers have sent top pitching prospect Jacob Turner, catching prospect Rob Brantly and another pitching prospect Brian Flynn to Miami. The two teams also swapped picks they obtained in last week’s competitive balance lottery. 1st draft pick deal:A Sanchez, Infante and comp balance pick for Jacob Turner, Rob Brantly, , Brian Flynn and Det. comp pick. Fascinating — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 23, 2012 FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi first reported the deal via Twitter that gets the Tigers an established starting pitcher to plug into a rotation that saw rookie Drew Smyly plugging up the back-end. It also reunites Omar Infante with the Tigers who played with Detroit between 2002 and 2007. #Tigers acquire Infante and A Sanchez from Marlins — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 23, ...
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