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The Detroit Tigers completed their trade of Mike Fiers to the Athletics yesterday afternoon. The final player to be named later received from Oakland was RHP Logan Shore per reports. Our own Andy Patton broke down what Tigers fans can expect from the right-handed pitcher.
Beat writer Anthony Fenech writes that the Tigers are getting a competitor in their acquisition of Shore. The righty struck out 74 batters last season while playing in the Athletic’s farm system. The prospect is just 23 and was a second-round draft pick two years ago out of the University of Florida.
In 44 minor league games he’s posted a 3.92 ERA. Shore is another pitching addition to an already pitcher heavy farm system. According to MLB Pipeline, he was the Athletic’s 14th best prospect. Whether the Tigers win the Fiers trade is yet to be seen as Fiers has played much better for the A’s than he did playing with the Tigers.
Since joining Oakland Fiers has posted a 3.09 ERA with 47 strikeouts. He struck out just 87 batters during his time with the Tigers.
For as bad as the Tigers have been this season, the Orioles have been much worse. However, with their win last night they aren’t going to pass the 2003 Tigers for most losses in American League history.
Over at the Athletic, Jordan Horribon explained baseball’s latest phenomenon and the Tigers opinion on it (subscription required). Horribon also looked at skipper Ron Gardenhire facing off against his son this past week when the Tigers took on the Minnesota Twins (subscription required).
The Tigers take on the Royals tonight at Comerica Park. Matt Boyd is scheduled to start on the mound with the game slated to start at 7:10 PM.