Detroit Tigers rumors season is here once again. With the Winter Meetings under way, the offseason is in full swing. According to the latest report, the Rangers are interested in Justin Wilson.
Detroit Tigers rumors are already swirling as December gets underway. Per the latest from veteran writer Evan Grant, the Texas Rangers are interested in one of Detroit’s relievers.
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The Dallas Morning News writer tweeted on Tuesday morning, “Rangers have inquired about DET LHP Justin Wilson, middle-innings type. Prolly low chance of deal, but would create LH relief depth.”
Wilson is coming off his first season with the Tigers.
Acquired in a deal with the New York Yankees last offseason for Luis Cessa and Chad Green, Wilson notched a 1.0 WAR for Detroit.
The left-hander also turned in a swinging strike percentage of 12.5, while punching out 9.97 batters per nine innings. At first glance, Wilson’s 4.14 ERA doesn’t inspire too much confidence, but the reliever did post some excellent numbers where other run-prevention metrics are concerned.
In 58.2 innings of work, the ex-Yankee pitched to a 3.18 FIP, a 3.24 xFIP and a 3.02 SIERA.
The trade looks like a win at this point for the Tigers considering Wilson is controllable through 2018.
Based on his solid numbers, it certainly isn’t surprising that other teams are interested in the power reliever.