Detroit Tigers: 4 players who are candidates to be traded
By Jon Kloss
Take a look at a few Detroit Tigers players on the trade block.
While the Detroit Tigers have been surprisingly competitive to start the 2023 season, more likely than not, they will be sellers at the trade deadline. From starting pitchers to veteran bats that can make an impact, let's take a look at who the Detroit Tigers could look to move at the trade deadline.
After all, if the right opportunity presents itself, its going to be hard for the Detroit Tigers not to shop some of these players. Take a look at four different players and why each of them are candidates to get traded.
Eduardo Rodriguez - LHP
Perhaps the best trade asset the Tigers have had in a while is their southpaw, turned "ace," Eduardo Rodriguez is off to an incredible start in 2023. The 30-year-old is pitching the best baseball of his career but has an opt-out looming this offseason.
That can make E-Rod's trade market complicated, but if he continues to pitch well, then the Tigers could land a Top-100 prospect this trade deadline. Teams that could be interested would be the Cardinals, Padres, Red Sox, Orioles, and the Diamondbacks.
Eric Haase - C/RHH
A fan favorite for Detroit Tigers fans, it would be tough for the Tigers to trade Eric Haase. He has been an imporant player for the Tigers for years and has been one of their more consistent hitters. But with Jake Rogers bursting onto the scene and prospect Dillion Dingler performing well in the minors,
Haase could be expendable. His versatility and solid offensive production would interest contenders at the deadline. If the Tigers feel they can flip him for value, then there may be a move coming. Plenty to consider, but he could very well be considered as someone who's bound to get moved.
Michael Lorenzen - RHP
An offseason addition for Scott Harris, Michael Lorenzen has been rather inconsistent for the Tigers in the early going. The 31-year-old has dealt with injuries throughout his career but has come on strong recently shutting down some good offenses.
Even if Lorenzen can continue to get outs for the Tigers, he will be a free agent after the 2023 season, limiting his trade value. Lorenzen could interest contending teams as a back-end starter or a reliever for a playoff push in 2023.
Matthew Boyd - LHP
Another offseason addition for the Tigers, Matthew Boyd, has had a rocky start to his 2023 season. A disastrous start against the Mariners has raised Boyd's ERA to over six. The 32-year-old can still turn his season around, but Tigers fans should not expect a big return for the left-hander. If Boyd can get back on track, he could be a back-end starter for some contenders or be a pitcher that can be moved to the bullpen.