Found July 29, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Earlier today MLB Injury News' own Blaine Blontz wrote that the Giants were listening to trade offers regarding Javier Lopez and Tim Lincecum. One of those teams that may be showing interest in those relievers is the Detroit Tigers, according to this report: Sources: #Tigers, #SFGiants have continued trade dialogue even after Detroit’s acquisition of Jose Veras. @FOXSports1 — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 30, 2013 Morosi didn't mention any names that the teams have discussed, but the Tigers have shown previous interest in Giants pitchers Tim Lincecum, Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez, as I previously wrote. They are looking for a lot in return for these three, according to reports. The Giants asking price for Lincecum is "very strong," according to Jon Heyman of CBS. The Giants are looking for an MLB ready pitcher for Javier Lopez, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. It isn't known what the Giants are looking for in return for Romo, but expect it to be more than what they are looking for in a deal for Javier Lopez. Here is Danny Knobler of CBS for more on the situation: Tigers are among the many teams that have talked to Giants about lefty Javier Lopez — Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 30, 2013 Giants would trade Lopez. Hunter Pence also available, but price very high. Very unlikely Lincecum is traded. — Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 30, 2013 The Giants and Tigers are talking right now, but no deal sounds like it's imminent at the moment. Things can change very quickly in talks when the deadline gets close, so this may be something to monitor closely. Romo, 30, is 3-6 with a 3.00 ERA and a 46/8 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Lopez, 36, is 1-1 with a 1.42 ERA and a 27/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Lincecum, 29, is 5-11 with a 4.61 ERA and a 137/51 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Of all the pitchers on that list, Javier Lopez is the most dominant. He may just be a left-handed specialist, but he's the best. In each of the past four years, left-handed hitters have not even hit .200 against him. He's the most dominant left-handed specialist in baseball and he will likely be the one of the most coveted as well. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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