David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
The Detroit Tigers are reportedly not discussing a deal for Cleveland infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.
It seems as though the Detroit Tigers are not discussing a deal for Asdrubal Cabrera, according to Ken Rosenthal of Yard Barker's MLB Buzz. Rosenthal reports that a source with knowledge of the team's thinking said that the talk of Detroit pursuing a shortstop may have been overblown.
The source also said that the club was more focused on adding a left-handed reliever and finding a right-handed platoon partner for Andy Dirks in left field.
Detroit has been linked to Cabrera, as well as free agent Stephen Drew, but the report suggests that neither player is firmly on their radar. It does go on to note that Drew may become an option depending on how the market shapes up, but says that Cabrera "appears out of the question."
For now, Jhonny Peralta is the starter at shortstop, though if the team brings someone else in, he'd surely be traded. The team picked up his $6 million option for next season shortly after the World Series.