Detroit Tigers: Eyebrow-Raising Transactions #20-11
Jun 13, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Baseball sits on pitchers mound at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
16. Jarrod Washburn. Finished before he got here.
This was another one of those typical Dave Dombrowski trades, where he sent prospects for a player who stunk it up in Detroit. Washburn was a left-handed pitcher who had success in his time with Anaheim Angels and the Seattle Mariners. In 2002 with the Angels, he finished fourth in the Cy Young voting. In 2009 with the Mariners, Washburn had a 2.64 ERA in 20 games. But, during that same year, he pitched in eight games with Detroit with 7.33 ERA. In 2009, Seattle owed Washburn $9.8 million, which the Tigers took over mid-season.
The prospects that Seattle got in exchange for Washburn did not work out too well. Luke French only pitched in 2009 and 2010. Mauricio Robles eventually was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies where he only pitched in three games in 2013. But, as usual, the Tigers lost the most money in the trade.
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