The Astros are fascinated about dealing for Tigers starter Matthew Boyd. However, solely on the proper worth.
Houston is unwilling to incorporate outfielder Kyle Tucker in a possible commerce for the 28-year-old left-hander, in line with a report from MLB Community, which cites an unidentified league supply.
#Astros have curiosity in Matthew Boyd however supply says they’re indicating (for now, a minimum of) that they will not put Kyle Tucker within the deal. #Tigers requested for Tucker within the Verlander talks, too, and obtained an identical response from Jeff Luhnow. @MLBNetwork @MLB
– Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 1, 2019
The Astros chosen Tucker, 22, with the fifth choose within the 2015 draft. He made his MLB debut final season and slashed .141/.236/.203 in 64 at-bats over 28 video games.
Tucker is the No. 2 prospect within the Astros group, in line with MLB.com.
Houston entered play Tuesday with a 6 1/2 recreation lead within the American League West. They’ve received 5 of their final seven after struggling by a seven-game shedding streak in mid-to-late June
Boyd, in the meantime, is in the course of a profession season and holds a 5-6 file with a 3.72 ERA in 17 begins up to now in 2019. He has struck out 129 and walked 20 in 101 2/Three innings pitched.
Detroit is believed to be searching for “multiple impact prospects” in change for Boyd, in line with an earlier report from MLB.com.
“It’s just noise, right?” Boyd mentioned concerning the commerce rumors final month, by way of MLB.com. “There’s no action that needs to be taken or anything. It’s just stuff that’s out of my control, and really no stock needs to go into it until something happens. So, there’s nothing I can do.”
Detroit can be keen to hearken to gives for slugger Nicholas Castellanos and Shane Greene, together with “virtually any veteran on its roster,” in line with MLB Community.
“The guys that should be worried are the guys that no one is interested in,” Detroit supervisor Ron Gardenhire mentioned in June. “So, when people care, and your name is being thrown around, it ought to flatter you. That’s what I throw out there. Just be happy that someone wants you in this game.”
The Tigers are nicely out of playoff competition with a 27-52 file. The Yankees and Brewers have additionally been linked to Boyd.