The Yankees and Rangers have expressed interest in acquiring Tigers starting Pitcher Michael Fulmer during Winter Meetings, per several reports.
The Detroit Tigers have openly expressed not trading away the starting pitcher unless the potential team is aggressive and has the right prospects. Second Baseman Ian Kinsler, however, is one player expected to be gone by the end of Winter Meetings.
The Detroit Tigers are actively exchanging his name with other teams, per SB Nation’s Bless You Boys. On Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, Avila expressed confidence in trading away the second baseman when it’s all said and done.
Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reported that Joe Jimenez has spent the winter so far in Lakeland and lost 20-25 pounds as a result of working out. The Detroit Tigers had expressed concern to Jimenez about his weight and he listened.
It also seems that the Detroit Tigers are in the mix for Fernando Rodney according to Chris Cotillo:
Former Tiger J.D. Martinez who is a free agent and a prized one, finally arrived at the Winter Meetings yesterday. He slugged 45 homers last season and the Red Sox are rumored to be heavy suitors for him.
Here are some more rumors and updates from around Day 2 of the Winter Meetings.