Tigers, Nats discussing trade for RHP
Marquis, 8-5 with a 3.95 ERA, is in the second year of a two-year contract, and owed about $2.5 million for the rest of the season. He has never pitched in the American League.
However, they are uncertain that Kuroda would waive his no-trade clause to come to Detroit, and apparently have struggled to reach agreement with the Orioles on Guthrie. They also checked on Mariners righty Doug Fister, but were turned off by the price.
The Tigers would be Marquis’ sixth club. He has appeared in seven postseasons with the Braves, Cardinals, Cubs and Rockies, but only three of his 11 appearances were starts.