The Detroit Tigers have already made one massive relief addition in adding Joakim Soria from the Rangers yesterday, but they may not be done adding to their bullpen just yet. The Tigers continue to explore the market in search of a left-handed reliever, according to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, and they haven't ruled out adding a right-hander either.
Tigers focused on adding lefty reliever now but are considering other right-handers too, sources say.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 24, 2014
The Tigers have been frequently brought up in rumors surrounding nearly every reliever on the market. They have been heavily linked to the Phillies' Antonio Bastardo, and he appears to be among their top targets. Other names that the Tigers could pursue include James Russell and Wesley Wright of the Cubs, Andrew Miller of the Red Sox, Tony Sipp of the Astros, and Neal Cotts of the Rangers.
Tigers' relievers have been especially poor this season, sporting a 4.37 staff ERA and 3.92 FIP. Detroit is currently carrying three left-handed relievers on their roster in Ian Krol, Phil Coke, and Blaine Hardy, though only Hardy has been above-average this season, and he is still somewhat of an unknown commodity with just 16 major league innings under his belt.