Tigers Rumors: Detroit Focusing on Pitching

ATLANTA, GA - JULY 5: Matt Garza #22 of the Chicago Cubs has a discussion with Pitching Coach Chris Bosio #25 after the first inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

While Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported earlier this week that the Detroit Tigers were targeting offense over pitching, he’s now saying the club has shifted its focus back to the trade market’s available arms.

Rosenthal notes that the Tigers have been unable to find a second baseman they like. So far this summer, Detroit has been tied to Colorado Rockies middle-infielder Marco Scutaro and Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney.

Nick Carfado of the Boston Globe chimed in on Rosenthal’s tweet, adding that he believes Scutaro would be "great" for the Tigers.

Detroit has been tied to several pitchers, including Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, and Buster Olney of ESPN speculated last week that the Tigers hold the ticket for Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels; third base prospect Nick Castellanos.

Beyond pitching and second base, the Tigers have also been reportedly seeking corner-outfield help. However, Delmon Young’s recent resurgence (1.003 OPS over 30 July at-bats) could have Detroit more focused on their other areas of need.

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