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Detroit Tigers: 3 Yankee trade targets to keep an eye on this series

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher JosŽ Ure–a (62) pitches to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, May 2, 2021, in New York.Tigers At Yankees
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher JosŽ Ure–a (62) pitches to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, May 2, 2021, in New York.Tigers At Yankees /
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1.Albert Abreu

Of the three suggestions from the Yankees 40-man roster, there is a good chance Tigers fans will see him this weekend as he was just recalled from Triple-A.

He is a career starter in the minor leagues, making his debut this season out of the bullpen last season. He was in the Astros system before coming over in the Brian McCann deal back in 2016.

He was starting in the Dominican Winter League for the Tigres Del Licey so he has the ability to be a swingman with a fastball, slider, and a changeup mix but looks like a curve here in this start over the winter.

The biggest issue has been command as so far in five innings of work in 2021, he has yielded four walks but he has seven strikeouts while giving up just a run so far. He may be more of a project than a ready-made solution but the Yankees may be enticed to give up Abreu for a starter like Matthew Boyd or Jose Urena.

Since the theme seems to be in the front office that they want low-cost talent, Abreu would be just that with upside, similar to Gil.

Reality

All three players would look great in a Tigers uniform but the chances the Yankees would give up the first two may not be likely but prospects are currently and New York fans want a winner. The expectation is to win World Series every year and based on how they are developing talent with a deep farm system, who knows, they make an offer.

Yanks Go Yard gave their three trade targets of Robbie Grossman, Nomar Mazara, and Harold Castro. I think it’s safe to say Tigers fans are willing to give those up for any of these players mentioned above.

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