FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi was the one who started the Rick Porcello trade talk earlier on Friday, speculating that the Tigers may have pushed his minor league start back to be showcased for other teams. Morosi followed that up tonight with a post on Twitter acknowledging that he may have jumped the gun a bit:
For what it’s worth, sources tell me that the #Tigers did not have a scout on hand to watch Dan Haren pitch for the #Dbacks tonight.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that the Tigers aren’t interested in trading for Haren. (Jim Leyland’s emphatic denial aside.) But having scouts at Chase Field Friday night to watch Haren pitch would’ve lent some major credence to such rumors.