Let’s check in on the Tigers, who are in third place and 6.5 games out in the AL Central.
- Jon Paul Morosi believes Joel Zumaya’s worrisome triceps injury coupled with concerns about Freddy Dolsi could prompt a relief acquisition very soon.
- Two recently named options of the lefthanded variety: Jack Taschner and Scott Schoeneweis.
- Morosi also discusses the Ivan Rodriguez situation. The Tigers haven’t approached him about an extension, and could trade him in August if they slip out of contention. Morosi thinks Rodriguez, who is hitting .298/.342/.421 despite a slow start, is in line for a multiyear free agent contract.