Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 12/17/12
With recent rumors and trade discussion surrounding Rick Porcello, it appears as though the Tigers are now also fielding offers for lefty Drew Smyly. Tigers are taking calls on Smyly as well as Porcello. Not committed to trading either one, but with tons of interest, I’m guessing one goes. — DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 18, 2012 With Anibal Sanchez on board the Tigers will more than likely trade either Porcello or Smyly to fill the five spot in the rotation. In his first season with the big club the 23-year-old Smyly had a nice season posting a 3.99 ERA and an 8.5 strikeout rate per nine innings. He also posted a 39.9 ground ball rate in 99 1/3rd innings. h/t: MLBTradeRumors.com, CBS Sports
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