Every day, it seems, the Tigers are either adding or in talks to add more pitching.
Veteran Wily Peralta agreed to a minor-league deal Thursday night. With right-hander Taijuan Walker signing with the New York Mets on Friday, the door is now possibly open for a reunion between the Tigers and right-hander Rick Porcello.
Such a reunion, which MLB.com reported Friday, has been a point of speculation for the last couple of weeks in The News and elsewhere, especially after general manager Al Avila on Tuesday made it clear he was still hunting for starting pitching.
“We’re definitely looking for more pitching as we speak,” Avila said. “Whether it be a major-league contract or a minor-league deal with a camp invite. We’re definitely looking. For pitching in general, but one more starter would be ideal.”
Porcello, 32, is coming off a couple of rocky seasons with the Red Sox and Mets (5.55 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP). But, significant for the Tigers, he made 44 starts and ate 233 innings.