Justin Wilson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs acquire reliever Justin Wilson, catcher Alex Avila in trade with Tigers

    ESPN "The Chicago Cubs have acquired Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila in exchange for minor league infielders Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes, according to a source familiar with the situation. The Cubs will be sending Detroit a player to be named later or cash as part of..." July 31

  • Indians interested in Tigers' Wilson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians have talked to Detroit about left-hander Justin Wilson. The Tribe's interest was first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, but there is a problem. The price keeps going up on Wilson as more and more contenders inquire about him. The Indians have found it hard to make deals with..." July 28

  • Astros turning their attention towards Justin Wilson?

    Larry Brown Sports "With just a few days to go before the trade deadline, the Houston Astros appear to be calling an audible of sorts. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick on Thursday, the Astros may be the “most focused team” in the hunt for Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson, who now seems to be ahead of..." July 27

  • Tigers, Brewers reportedly talking trade involving both Ian Kinsler, Justin Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers may have the Detroit Tigers to shout out if they hang on to win the National League Central. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Tuesday, the two teams are having discussions on a trade involving Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler as well as Tigers closer..." July 26

  • Brewers aggressively pursuing Justin Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers seem to have zeroed in on their new bullpen messiah. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the Brewers are “aggressive” in trade talks with the Detroit Tigers for closer Justin Wilson. The 29-year-old lefty Wilson has a 2.75 ERA with 10 saves in 12..." July 22

  • Tigers weigh closer options if Justin Wilson is dealt

    Detroit News "His reluctance to get into the issue was understandable. There would be nothing gained by commenting on a hypothetical situation, regardless of its likelihood of coming to pass. Manager Brad Ausmus was asked before Tuesday’s game if he’d given any thought to who might close games in the event..." July 19

  • The Dodgers and Nationals are interested in Justin Wilson

    Hardball Talk "With the trade deadline drawing ever nearer, both the Dodgers and Nationals have started to set their sights on potential pitching reinforcements. That includes Tigers’ powerhouse lefty reliever Justin Wilson, though FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal notes that the club may be reluctant to sell at the..." July 09

  • Justin Wilson named new Tigers' closer, replacing Francisco Rodriguez

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have a new closer. Left-hander Justin Wilson will replace Francisco Rodriguez as the Tigers' primary reliever in the ninth inning, manager Brad Ausmus said before Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Rodriguez has blown four saves this season,..." May 10