The Tigers appear as if they will have a number of choices in the event that they determine to maneuver Nicholas Castellanos.
The Cubs are involved in dealing for the 27-year-old slugger, in response to a number of stories, together with the Detroit Information and MLB.com.
The Cubs are among the many groups exhibiting curiosity in Nick Castellanos. They most likely need to transfer Jason Heyward to middle, add Castellanos RH bat in proper. This one has some enamel.
– Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) July 21, 2019
Castellanos is slashing .280/.339/.467 with 10 residence runs and 35 RBIs in 92 video games this season. He has blasted 103 homers over his seven-year profession.
Castellanos can be a free agent after the season and mentioned final month he was not anticipating to be with the Tigers long run.
“I don’t have a college education,” Castellanos mentioned on the time, via The Athletic. “But I can pick up the pieces and put a puzzle together. I’m not saying that this is 100% what it’s going to be, but if I’m a gambling man, I don’t see (the Tigers) offering me an extension at this point in time.”
The Braves have been linked to Castellanos, as nicely, whereas Detroit is prepared to hearken to provides for Matthew Boyd and Shane Greene, together with “virtually any veteran on its roster,” in response to an earlier report from MLB Community.
“The guys that should be worried are the guys that no one is interested in,” Detroit supervisor Ron Gardenhire mentioned final month. “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 have been one of many worst groups in MLB this season and entered Sunday nicely out of playoff competition with a 29-65 document. They’ve misplaced six in a row and 11 of their final 12 video games.
The Cubs, in the meantime, got here into the day with a three-game lead over the Brewers within the Nationwide League Central.
“The more good players you have playing well, the better you’re playing as a team, the more you can kind of focus on certain specific needs,” Chicago president of baseball operations Theo Epstein instructed The Athletic final week. “That’s certainly what we’re doing. We’re always trying to look for any area to upgrade that’s realistic while keeping the bigger picture in mind, too.”