MLB trade deadline roundup: AL Central

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Now that the non-waiver trade deadline has passed, let's take a look at what just happened.

With one World Series front-runner and two teams chasing after a wild card spot, the AL Central was the center of the very small hurricane known as the 2013 MLB Trade Deadline. Each team had room for improvement and many moves to do just that.

Tigers

  • The Tigers are one of the World Series favorites with their strong pitching rotation and their Cabrera/Fielder-led offense. Their bullpen was their biggest weakness due to the absence of a closer. In addition, the Biogenesis investigation created a need for shortstop due to the impending suspension for Jhonny Peralta.
  • Tigers get infielder Iglesias in Red Sox/White Sox Peavy deal. - The Tigers gave up power-hitting outfield prospect Avisail Garcia to receive, essential, a direct-opposite of Garcia. In the trade that centered around the Red Sox landing Jake Peavy, the Tigers acquired slick-fielding shortstop José Iglesias. Iglesias is one of the best fielding shortstops in the league, but has fallen off the table after hitting .435 in his first 28 games.
  • Tigers acquire Jose Veras from Astros - The Tigers needed a closer. They got one that pitched in a low-pressure market with no playoff-aspirations. After the implosion of Mark Melancon in Boston after arriving from Houston, it will interesting to see how Veras does in Detroit.
  • Tigers rumors: Miguel Cabrera, club expect extension deal - The Tigers and the greatest hitter of this generation are discussing a contract extension.

Indians

Royals

White Sox

Twins

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