The Angels have contacted the Tigers about a possible trade for starting pitcher Rick Porcello, according to Danny Knbler of CBSSports.com. Porcello is thought to be a potential trade candidate, along with fellow starter Drew Smyly, following the Tigers signing of Anibal Sanchez to a five year $80M deal. The Angels join the Pirates, Phillies, Twins and Padres as possible suitors for the Tigers righty.
Porcello is just 23 years old, but he has already started 120 games for the Tigers across four major league seasons. Drafted in the 27th pick of the 2007 draft, Porcello spent just one season in the minors before landing a spot in
The Angels have signed Joe Blanton and traded for Tommy Hanson already this offseason as they rebuild their rotation following the departure of Zack Greinke, Ervin Santana and Dan Haren. Porcello would join those newly acquired players, C.J Wilson and Jared Weaver to complete the Angels rotation.