The Detroit Tigers suddenly have a hole in their infield in the wake of the Jose Iglesias injury, and need a shortstop. Many people around baseball speculated the defending AL Central champion Tigers would pursue free agent Stephen Drew. However, it appears general manager Dave Dombrowski has put the axe on any possible Drew signing.
According to Lynn Henning of The Detroit News, the Tigers have no interest in signing Drew.
Dombrowski suggested the Tigers could look at an internal candidate to replace Iglesias, prospects Danny Worth and Hernan Perez are two possibilities.
Henning then speculated that the Tigers could look on the trade block to fill the need at shortstop. Nick Franklin, of the Mariners, and Darwin Barney, of the Cubs are two players Henning mentioned as possible acquisitions.
Another player, a bit off the radar that Henning mentioned: Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. However, Henning prefaced the statement by making it clear the Tigers and Rollins won’t be a match unless the Phillies eat a significant portion of Rollins’ contract (he has the potential to earn $33 million through 2016.)
The New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees also have reported some interest...