The Detroit Tigers aren't interested in moving their top prospect Jacob Turner, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Lynn Henning of the Detroit News. Turner, a 20-year-old starter, was reported to be dangled in trade talks for southpaw Gio Gonzalez, who is now a member of the Nationals.
"We are not looking to trade Jacob Turner," Dombrowski said. "We love the guy. But I have received calls from clubs wondering if we would be interested in certain players because they have interest in our players. And he is a guy they ask about immediately because he is held in such high esteem.
Dombrowski acknowledged trade talks for Gio Gonzlaez, but didn't mention players that would have been sent to Oakland, though he did say "we were just not prepared to give up what they wanted us to give up."
Teams will continue to call about Jacob Turner, but it looks like the Tigers won't be making a move for someone like Matt Garza, who would only be under team control for two years before hitting free agency. Perhaps if a young, cheap pitcher like a Gio Gonzalez hits the trading block, the Tigers will pursue that.