The Tigers and Cubs have discussed a trade that would sent lefty Justin Wilson to Chicago, but it’s unclear whether trade talks are serious, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.
Detroit acquired Wilson in the deal that sent Chad Green to the Yankees, but the Tigers seem to be open to trading major league pieces this offseason.
Wilson, 29, didn’t have much success with the Tigers last season, pitching to a 4.14 ERA and 3.18 FIP over 58.2 innings. He also averaged 10 strikeouts per nine innings, which is the best figure of his career.
Because Wilson is a controllable piece, the Tigers might be hesitant to move him entering 2017. He was arbitration eligible for the first time last season and won’t be eligible for free agency until 2019.
Chicago already improved its bullpen this winter by acquiring Wade Davis from the Royals at the Winter Meetings, and it seems the Cubs don’t anticipate stopping there.