It's that time of year when rumors run wild and the Tigers are seemingly linked to every available player on the market. Angels infielder Maicer Izturis is the latest player the Tigers are reportedly interested in leading up to the Winter Meetings next week, according to Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com:
The Tigers are looking for upgrades at second base, third base and the leadoff spot. Izturis, 31, has filled all of those roles over an eight-year career. [...]
Izturis is coming off a season in which he posted a .276/.334/.388 line while spending time at second base, shortstop and third base. He is said to be a close friend of Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez, a fellow Venezuelan.
Izturis is said to be the Tigers' second choice behind the Braves' Martin Prado. Izturis is owed $3.8 million next season and becomes a free agent next winter.