As with anything containing this little detail, take it with a grain of salt. But ESPN's Jim Bowden says the Detroit Tigers are interested in trading for Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Here's what Bowden, a former major league general manager, wrote: "Several teams are pursuing shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics. If any one of those teams puts together the right package of young starting pitching, it might be able to pry him loose." The report makes sense in light of the fact that the Tigers also have been sniffing around free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. In the Drew scenario, the Tigers would trade incumbent shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a team such as the Diamondbacks or Boston Red Sox -- and you'd have to think something similar would happen if they acquired Cabrera. Cabrera turned 27 this month. He's a native of Venezuela, just like Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera.
Report: Tigers pursuing Asdrubal Cabrera
Detroit Free Press | Dec 1