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Detroit Tigers: Houston Astros trade fits and hypothetical targets

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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 25: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers receives high five from third base coach Dave Clark #25 qfter hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 25, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 25: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers receives high five from third base coach Dave Clark #25 qfter hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 25, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – JULY 4: Justin Wilson #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on July 4, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Wilson recorded his ninth save in the Tigers 5-3 win. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Detroit Tigers players could conceivably be on the move in the coming weeks. If Detroit trades any player to the Houston Astros, these are the players and prospects who are fits with the Tigers.

Detroit Tigers fans have seen plenty of rumors as of late surrounding players on the team. Just earlier this week, closer and left-handed reliever extraordinaire Justin Wilson was reportedly linked with the Houston Astros.

This is speculative, but the Astros are also a hypothetical fit for J.D. Martinez.

The former Astro is in the midst of a strong season, and could provide Houston with additional lineup reinforcements.

George Springer (3.9 WAW, .989 OPS) and Josh Reddick (2.2 WAR, .872 OPS) have both been solid in center field and left field respectively.

While Marwin Gonzalez has seen some time in left field—predominantly splitting time with Nori Aoki—Martinez would be a definite upgrade.

It obviously remains to be seen what the Tigers will do at the deadline, and if Wilson, Martinez or others are dealt.

However, Houston makes for an intriguing trade partner given the team’s bevy of young players and promising prospects. Here’s a look at some Astros players and prospects who could conceivably be fits in trades.

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