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“Plenty of teams are interested” in trading for Detroit
Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
If the Tigers want to trade Rick Porcello, they'll have
no problem finding a taker.
Plenty of teams are interested, and quite a few National League teams asked
about him at last week's winter meetings, sources say.
While there is a high level of interest in Porcello, Knobler
notes that the right-hander “isn’t available” for the time being. However, that
could change if the Tigers add a starting pitcher, such as free agent Anibal
Sanchez, this winter.
If Detroit does acquire a starter, they would be left with
six viable arms to choose from to fill their five-man rotation, including Porcello,
Sanchez, Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer and Drew Smyly.
While Detroit currently has a relatively solid starting
five, they have pursued pitching this winter. Before he was traded to the Kansas
City Royals, Detroit pursued right-hander James Shields. They’ve also been tied
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