According to John Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers are pursuing free agent left-hander John Parrish.
Parrish spent most of his time last season with the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse. He was just 1-1 with a 4.04 ERA in six starts and seven relief appearances for the big league club in ’08. The 31-year-old represents a cheaper option than some of the other free agent lefties still on the market, including Joe Beimel, who the Tigers were reportedly courting in early December. Beimel’s agent said Saturday that he has not heard from the Tigers since the Winter Meetings ended.