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MLB Trade Rumors: Tigers Have Interest In Hiroki Kuroda

FOXSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Detroit Tigers "have some interest" in starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. With the Tigers' rotation basically collapsing this past week (aside from Justin Verlander), it has become evident that Detroit could use an upgrade or two. It has been said numerous times that the Tigers will target starting pitchers at the MLB trade deadline, and Kuroda could be someone they look at.

Kuroda currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has started 17 games this season and has a 6-9 record. His ERA is only 2.90 and his WHIP is 1.21. Those numbers are better than all of the Tigers' starting pitchers not named Justin Verlander, so you can see why Detroit has some interest in him.

As MLB Trade Rumors mentions, Kuroda will likely need additional compensation for him to waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade to a team like the Tigers, so that could be a possible complication for any deal involving him.