A report that the Tigers have interest in Matt Garza appears to be catching some steam. As covered by John Verburg last week, the Tigers might be a landing place for the talented Cubs right handed starter.
Earlier today, John Paul Morosi of Fox Sports reported that the Tigers have officially joined the Blue Jays and Yankees as teams with known interest in Garza. Since the Tigers have already been linked to current Atlanta Brave, and former Tiger, Jair Jurrgens it appears that the organization isn’t quite ready to hand the final rotation spot over to a prospect such as Jacob Turner, who would likely be the starting point in any deal for Garza, and would instead prefer to add a pitcher with major league experience.
A deal for Garza makes sense since he’s still relatively young, has had success in the AL and is signed for the the next couple of years. However the reported asking price, his ascending salary and the fact that he would make the Tigers rotation all right handed would make the move somewhat questionable. Regardless, as the free agent market for starting pitching is drying up it appears the Tigers are content to pursue potential trades for a final starter.