Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.
The Detroit Tigers are reportedly interested in bringing back second-baseman Ian Kinsler. Rob Rogacki, of Bless You Boys, reports that the Tigers along with several other teams have inquired into his availability.
The biggest hole the Tigers currently have is at shortstop. They currently don’t have one and there haven’t been any rumors about the Tigers showing interest in one. The closest we have gotten to shortstop talk is Al Avila saying the Tigers will have a shortstop come Opening Day.
Beat writer Evan Woodbery writes that the Tigers are moving slowly on their shortstop search. And given the amount they’ve spent of free-agent pitchers, they probably won’t find a shortstop any time soon. At this point, it wouldn’t even surprise me if somehow Jose Iglesias winds back up on the roster.
However, Troy Tulowitzki is now available, as the Blue Rays released the 34-year old veteran yesterday. Avila was asked about bringing on the veteran and Chris McCoskey reports that Tulo coming to Detroit is highly unlikely. Even if the Tigers were open to signing Tulo it would seem that he’d want to spend the twilight of his career with a contender or with the Rockies.
Beat writer Anthony Fenech writes that the Tigers are going to trade Nicholas Castellanos. At this point, it’s simply a matter of time. Fenech believes that the Tigers will offload Castellanos sometime between now and the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.
Castellanos is one-year away from free agency and with the team rebuilding, he will in all likelihood become another player traded away for prospects of some sort.
Beat writer Chris McCoskey had a chance to talk with the newest member of the Tigers Tyson Ross. McCosky writes that Ross feels he has a lot left in his tank and that he can re-ignite his career with the Tigers.