Tigers Notes: Drew, Cabrera, Hairston

The latest on the Tigers from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports..

  • There has been a great deal of talk about the Tigers pursuing a shortstop but that may have been overstated.  Detroit has cooled on Stephen Drew due to his desire for a multi-year deal and they have not discussed a trade for the Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera, according to a source with knowledge of the club’s thinking.  
  • Rosenthal and Morosi note that Drew still could re-emerge as a possibility if his market fails to develop, but Cabrera appears out of the question.  The Tigers are a part of Cabrera's six-team no-trade clause along with the Yankees, Red Sox, Nationals, Giants, and Mets.
  • Instead, the Tigers are looking to add a left-handed reliever and a right-handed platoon partner for Andy Dirks in left field.  One right-handed outfielder with Tigers interest is free agent Scott Hairston, according to a second source.  The Mets and Yankees also have interest in Hairston.
  • The Tigers have an opening for a closer, but club officials are high on rookie right-hander Bruce Rondon.
  • For now, the shortstop job still belongs to Jhonny Peralta.  Peralta was drawing interest from the Diamondbacks recently but that no longer seems like a possibility if the TIgers are unable or unwilling to upgrade at the position. 

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