Purple Sox amongst a bunch of groups evaluating DET’s Mike Fiers as a doable commerce goal — and they’re doing it first-hand tonight. Fiers opened this recreation with three scoreless innings; one out within the fourth now.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 21, 2018
The 33-year-old starter is 6-6 with a three.70 ERA for Detroit this season. He was a part of two Astros playoff groups in 2015 and 2017.
He was additionally a university teammate of Purple Sox offseason acquisition J.D. Martinez at Nova Southeastern.
The Purple Sox’ want for a beginning pitcher grew to become extra urgent earlier this week when Eduardo Rodriguez went down with critical ligament harm in his ankle. He can be in a strolling boot for 2 weeks after which the staff will re-evaluate him.
Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz have additionally handled accidents this yr.
This yr’s commerce market might not have as many massive names within the pitching ranks, however there may be expertise on the market that would add depth to a number of rotations.
Fiers joins Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ, Rangers lefty Cole Hamels, Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler and Angels left-handers Tyler Skaggs and Andrew Heaney as pitchers to be talked about in commerce rumors.