Sources have told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that the Detroit Tigers are interested in trading for Atlanta Braves second baseman Martin Prado. Prado has been on the trading block for some time now, and there have been rumors swirling ever since.
The report says that the Tigers were interested in signing Aaron Hill before he agreed to a two year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Prado, who was the starting second baseman for the National League in this year's all star game, looks like their new focus.
The Tigers would be willing to trade Delmon Young for the second baseman, sources say. Young was a September hero in Detroit after the Tigers claimed him off waivers from the Minnesota Twins in late August. A key factor for the Tigers is that Young would be worth more in arbitration than Prado will be in this upcoming season.
Detroit is also plentiful in the out field, so this would be a fair trade for them. And now as Troy Reneck from the Denver Post writes, the Colorado Rockies could also make a run for Prado with Mark Ellis signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier today.