Over the weekend, word surfaced the Detroit Tigers had discussed left-handed starter Matthew Boyd with the New York Yankees. The current state of those talks is unknown, but this much was clear: the Tigers were anchoring by asking for young infielder Gleyber Torres in return. League sources have informed CBS Sports that the Tigers are also making big asks for Nicholas Castellanos, who would appear to have a limited market. With each passing report, concerning Boyd or otherwise, it seems the Tigers are aiming for the moon this deadline.
Consider a report on Monday from MLB Network's Jon Paul Morosi, in which he suggests the Tigers would want outfield prospect Kyle Tucker from the Houston Astros for Boyd:
Tucker, 22, struggled in a 28-game stint in the majors last season. He's yet to appear in the Show this year, but he's hit .274/.348/.606 with 24 home runs in 76 Triple-A games this season. The belief among scouts is he'll develop into a middle-of-the-order caliber bat in due time.