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Tigers Scouts Check Out Arizona's Dan Haren

With the trade deadline nearing, teams are keeping an eye on players who may be on the block and could prompt a trade. One of those players is Diamondbacks pitcher Dan Haren. His name has been thrown out there quite a bit as someone the Tigers may target if they decide to be buyers at the trade deadline. Although the seven-game losing streak made things a little uncertain as far as whether the Tigers will buy or sell at the trade deadline, if they are still in contention next week, chances are they will be looking to add help.

Help for the rotation could come in the form of Haren, and there's no doubt that the Tigers are at least exploring this possibility, as scouts from Detroit were in Arizona last night to watch the righty take on the Mets. From USA Today's Bob Nightengale:

Scouts from Phillies and Tigers at game to watch D-backs starter Dan Haren, who's on the block

Whether or not Haren will actually be dealt remains to be seen, but this story is one to keep an eye on, especially if the Tigers start to play better and are buyers at the trade deadline.

By the way, Haren's stat line for last night looked like this: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO.