9:15pm: Jon Paul Morosi says Beimel still tops the Tigers’ list among lefties, but they’ve also expressed interest in John Parrish.
2:23pm: MLB.com’s Jason Beck says the Tigers talked to Joe Beimel‘s agent at the Meetings. They intend to sort out their closer situation first though. The Reds also like Beimel.
Jon Paul Morosi maintains that the Tigers are most interested in J.J. Putz and Kerry Wood. It may come down to how they’d prefer to pay – in prospects or in dollars. Morosi notes that Marcus Thames, expected to earn $2MM+ in ’09, could be shipped out to save additional cash.