Report: Tigers open to trading either Max Scherzer or Rick Porcello
The Detroit Tigers have put two of their top pitchers on the market, telling teams they are willing to listen to offers for pitchers Max Scherzer or Rick Porcello, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.
Scherzer had an outstanding season for the Tigers, going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts and leading the American League with a 0.97 WHIP. He was also the AL’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game.
Scherzer is a leading candidate to win the AL Cy Young later this week.
Porcello, 24, went 13-8 with a 4.32 ERA and 142 strikeouts in 29 starts last season. Both Porcello and Scherzer will become free agents after the 2014 season.