According to Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers are targeting Cubs reliever Mike Wuertz. He notes that the Cubs like Marcus Thames and Brandon Inge. Thames’ inability to play center and Inge’s contract could be issues though, in my opinion.
Wuertz, 29, is an underrated reliever with a nasty slider. Given the state of Detroit’s bullpen, he could see save chances if acquired. This was his first year of arbitration eligibility, and he settled at $860K. Wuertz is pretty far down in the Cubs’ bullpen pecking order, for some reason.