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Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: New teams interested in Tigers’ arms

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 04: Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 04: Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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There’s not much for Detroit Tigers fans to be excited about during this All-Star break, but more rumors concerning possible moves Detroit could make at the trade deadline could pique fans’ interest.

The Detroit Tigers are one of just two teams in all of Major League Baseball entering the All-Star break with less than 30 wins. As the Tigers have just one All-Star headed to Cleveland, closer Shane Greene, trade rumors surrounding a few of the team’s more valuable assets continue to emerge as the July 31st trade deadline inches closer.

Shane Greene

With his 22 saves this season, Shane Greene earned the honor of being the Detroit Tigers’ sole All-Star Game representative. Being one of the top closers currently in baseball, it’s no secret that other teams are interested in trading with Detroit for Greene, as he could serve as a very valuable addition to the bullpen of any club looking to make a postseason push in August and September.

NL East teams such as the Phillies and Braves have been rumored in the past as having a possible interest in Greene. However, a few days ago, according to a report a few days ago from Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the New York Mets have also supposedly been keeping a close eye on Shane Greene.

Per Fenech’s report, New York has checked in on both Greene and fellow Tigers reliever Joe Jiménez. The Mets currently sit in fourth place in the NL East, which is arguably the most competitive division in baseball this year. They’ll need a lot of help late in the season to push for October, so bolstering their bullpen could be the main priority come the end of July.

Matthew Boyd

In other news regarding a different Detroit arm, a new team has emerged in the ongoing Matthew Boyd trade rumor saga. Per Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic, the Boston Red Sox are on the hunt to add starting pitching at the trade deadline, with Boyd being a potential target. Currently locked in a three-team race with the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays for control of the AL East, adding a starter like Boyd could be a huge help for the defending world champs.

Additionally, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic noted that the Red Sox had scouts in attendance at Boyd’s most recent start. That start just happened to be the lefty’s impressive 13 strikeout performance against the White Sox in Chicago on the Fourth of July.

If Boston is truly interested in joining the mix for Matthew Boyd, then Al Avila should certainly have his pick of which club to make a deal with. The Red Sox lack the farm system talent that other teams possibly interested in Boyd hold, so it could be a little tough for Boston to make a more compelling offer.

On another interesting note, Anthony Fenech also states that the currently AL Central leaders Minnesota Twins have touched base with Detroit in regards to Boyd. The Twins are yet another name on the laundry list of teams interested in the lefty, but it could be interesting to see if Avila is willing to make a deal with a division rival.

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As the calendar marches toward July 31st, it will certainly be interesting to see how the trade deadline drama surrounding the Detroit Tigers plays out. Greene and Boyd have been the subject of rumors for months, with other players like Jiménez now entering the trade rumor circus as well. Make sure to follow Motor City Bengals on Twitter and stay posted to our site for the most up to date Tigers rumors and news.

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