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Giants trade rumors: San Francisco interested in David Price, Cole Hamels

A pair of lefties are on the Giants' radar.

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Update -- San Francisco is also interested in Cole Hamels, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Original -- Detroit has yet to decide if it will buy or sell at the deadline but a handful of its major league pieces are drawing interest. David Price is among them, and according to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Giants have shown interest in the veteran left-handed starter.

Although Price is having another solid season and might be moved to a contending club in pursuit of starting pitching, the Tigers have yet to determine their deadline strategy. Price is an impending free agent, however MLive.com's James Schmehl notes the Tigers are not necessarily in a position to move him before the end of next week. Schmehl adds there were "nearly a dozen scouts" in attendance for his start against the Mariners on Thursday.

Price, 29, has posted a 2.31 ERA and 2.81 FIP over 140.0 innings with the Tigers this season. He has proven to be a durable top of the rotation arm and tossed 248.1 innings while posting a 3.26 ERA in 2014.

The pitching market for starting pitching is expected to pick up quickly after the Astros acquired Scott Kazmir on Thursday and if the Tigers wait too long they might be unable to maximize the return in a deal for Price. Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzja, Cole Hamels, Andrew Cashner, Mat Latos, Dan Haren, and James Shields are all known to be available. Though there are many starting arms that could dealt, only the Cubs, Blue Jays, Yankees, Royals, and Dodgers are known to be seeking upgrades within their starting rotations.

While the Tigers are sitting at third place in the American League Central, the Giants are only three games back in the National League West. Madison Bumgarner has had success in 2015, however Tim Lincecum has struggled to remain healthy and the Giants are likely considering an upgrade.

Despite Detroit not yet to label itself as a buyer or seller, they might continue to field offers on Price. And if they do, the Giants will likely remain intrigued.