3 Players the Tigers Could Move Prior to the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

By Paul Shapiro
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With the July 31 MLB Trade Deadline quickly approaching, the Detroit Tigers look like they could be sellers. With a 28-57 record at the All-Star break, the Tigers are 26 games out in the the AL Central race. However, they have three teams to leapfrog in the division and eight in the Wild Card, so it'll be no easy task for them to make the 2019 MLB postseason.

If Detroit ends up being a seller, here are three players that they could move before the end of the month.

1. Nicholas Castellanos, OF

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Nicholas Castellanos could fit on a lot of playoff contenders. The former third-baseman-turned-outfielder provides position flexibility to go along with a solid bat. He's hit at least 15 homers in each of the past four seasons and has a career .275 batting average. The Dodgers, Rays, Indians and Twins have all been mentioned as potential destinations.

2. Shane Greene, RP

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After appearing in his first All-Star Game, it's likely that was Shane Greene's first and only one in a Tigers' uniform. Detroit's closer has 22 saves in 24 save opportunities and a 1.09 ERA in 33 innings pitched. He should be on the move at some point this month, with the Rays and Yankees both being potential landing spots.

3. Matthew Boyd, SP

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Matthew Boyd is seemingly the most likely Tigers player to be moved, and this one could happen sooner rather than later. His name has been linked to almost every contending team, with the San Diego Padres being the most recent one. Boyd could be a real difference maker, especially with how much he's been missing bats this season (142 Ks in 107 innings pitched).


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