Dave Dombrowski: No interest in signing Rafael Soriano or trading Porcello… fielding offers on Peralta


Earlier on in the week it looked as though the Tigers free agent wheels were turning with the news that Tigers owner Mike Ilitch was discussing Rafael Soriano with super agent Scott Boras. And given the working relationship that the longtime Tigers owner and Boras have it seemed almost like a matter of time that a deal would get done and Soriano would be closing games for the Tigers in 2013.

However, in a Thursday morning phone call to the Detroit News’ Lynn Henning, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski denied that the team had any interest in Soriano and that hard throwing pitching prospect Bruce Rondon would get every opportunity in Spring Training to earn the job.

In addition to this, the Tigers GM also stated that the club wasn’t shopping starting pitcher Rick Porcello who recently was the center of some trade speculation that would see the young right hander shipped to the Chicago Cubs.

And finally it looks as though those earlier Stephen Drew rumors could have some leg. Dombrowski did mention that teams have been calling on short stop Jhonny Peralta which could very much point to the Tigers having a new short stop in 2013.

Of course this could all be smoke and mirrors and Dombrowski could go in a completely different direction knowing his conversation with Henning would certainly make it’s way out. Not to mention it wouldn’t be the first time the Tigers went in the opposite direction that was originally led on. Prince Fielder anyone?

h/t: Detroit News, NBC Sports

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