With 10 days remaining until the MLB trade deadline, the rumor mill is in full effect. Teams are furiously discussing potential deals, some of which could wind up shifting the pennant races in August and September.
The Detroit Tigers are one team that will be selling at the deadline. The Tigers are almost 40 games under .500 and entered Sunday tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the worst record in baseball.
Multiple key Detroit players are being dangled as trade bait, including closer Shane Greene, left-handed starter Matthew Boyd and outfielder Nick Castellanos. According to The Detroit News, the Chicago Cubs are a “serious” suitor for Castellanos.
Chicago, which leads the NL Central, has been employing a rotation of players in left field, with Albert Almora Jr. manning center field and Jason Heyward in right.
— Detroit News Sports (@detnews_sports) July 21, 2019
The 27-year-old Castellanos is hitting .280/.339/.467 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI this season. A right-handed hitter, his slash line against lefties is even more impressive: .377/.451/.639.
He also leads the major leagues in doubles with 33. Castellanos has spent his entire career thus far in Detroit.
According to the Detroit News, the Indians, Rays and Reds are also keeping an eye on Castellanos.