The Tigers may be looking to add to their outfield and apparently are interested in trading for Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin writes FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi. A potential roadblock though for the Tigers could be Quentin’s $7 million dollar salary Morosi adds.
Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBTradeRumors.com writes that Quentin could be one of the best available hitters this summer. Since returning from arthroscopic knee surgery, the 29-year-old Quentin has a .421/.542/.921 batting line with five home runs in 48 plate appearances. Nicholson though believes that the Padres may hold off on any deals until the ownership situation is settled.
Currently the Tigers’ right fielders rank second-last in MLB in OPS (.637) while their designated hitters rank last in the American League in OPS (.604). Going forward the Tigers could use Quentin as a designated hitter if Young is shipped out of town or platoon him in the corner outfield positions with Brennan Boesch or Andy Dirks.
Furthermore if the Tigers were to acquire Quentin, it makes you wonder what the end of the season status would be of DH Victor Martinez?
Ref: MLBTradeRumors.com, Twitter, FOXSports.com