Detroit's American League Central foe is the latest team to join the parade of clubs that have interest in the lefty reliever.
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Everybody wants pitching, but adding a great hitter could help too. Contrary to popular belief, the Rockies' offense is far from great, and they could really stand to upgrade at catcher.
There has been plenty of talk about Justin Wilson and Justin Verlander, and even Ian Kinsler, but Scott Lauber wouldn't be shocked to see Jose Iglesias traded instead.
The Nationals and Astros are among the six to eight teams that still have interest in Tigers left-hander Justin Wilson.
Alex Avila is having one of the best offensive seasons of his career, and he is so cheap that other teams could consider adding him as depth in several areas.
Buster Olney recaps all of Wednesday's MLB action, including tempers flaring in Texas, Detroit and Washington. Plus, another walk-off for the Dodgers and much more.
Eric Hosmer matched his career high with five hits, including his first major league grand slam, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to a season-high eight games with a 16-2 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Wilson's former team has joined the sweepstakes for the Detroit Tigers closer, who has been effective since taking over for Francisco Rodriguez.
It may be that the Cubs and Tigers can't find middle ground on a Verlander deal, but he's a worthwhile target for Chicago. Friends say Verlander wants to win now.
The Mariners could use an innings-eater like Justin Verlander, and he probably won't cost as much to acquire as Sonny Gray.
The Tigers reportedly don't want to absorb salary beyond this season in any deal for 2011 AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.
Whit Merrifield homered on the first pitch of the game and the Kansas City Royals led the rest of the way, beating the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
A new program will allow baseball fans at Tigers games in Detroit to get into the ballpark by using fingerprints to verify their identity.
To land a pitcher such as Yu Darvish, Justin Verlander or Sonny Gray, it will take a substantial return of prospects. Which teams might be able to pay the high price?
Trade deadline considerations
These three American League pitchers are rumored to be on the block, and each has very different financial outlooks that interested teams must keep in mind as the July 31 deadline approaches.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
This is what Justin Verlander told reporters in Detroit today about the standing ovation he got at Comerica Park: "There might be a fleeting moment where you say this might be the last time. But it's very fleeting." Verlander, who continues to be a part of numerous trade talks, threw 7 solid innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and striking out 9 batters. Detroit lost 5-3 to KC in extra innings. In his 3 starts since the All-Star break, Verlander has a 3.26 ERA.
Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit consecutive homers in the 12th inning, and the Kansas City Royals won their sixth straight game, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
The Tigers are reportedly shopping their ace aggressively, and the Dodgers are among the teams who've shown interest.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
The Brewers, who are trying desperately to turn things around, are actively exploring both starter and relief options. As ESPN's Buster Olney reported, they've also talked to Detroit about second baseman Ian Kinsler. But this appears to be more a case of Detroit trying to link Kinsler with reliever Justin Wilson and move a veteran salary. The Brewers would love to have Kinsler, but pitching is their main priority at the moment. Kinsler has a $10 million club option for 2018 with a $5 million buyout. If the Brewers were to assume that financial obligation, it could lessen the player package Detroit receives for Wilson.
Will the Tigers sell more pieces? Do the Dodgers need to change their plans? Where will all the relievers land? A lot could happen by July 31.
Jose Iglesias had three hits, including a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh that led the Detroit Tigers over Minnesota 9-6 Sunday in a game that took 4 hours, 19 minutes -- the longest nine-inning game in Twins history.