The Tigers haven't been able to find a second baseman, and will now focus on pitching, according to's Ken Rosenthal.

  • The market for second base doesn't look strong at the deadline. The only second baseman rumored to be available is Marco Scutaro.
  • There are plenty of pitchers available, including Cole Hamels and Zack Greinke.
  • If the Tigers don't want to part with prospect Nick Castellanos, they could opt to go after a second-tier starting pitcher. 
  • Bartolo Colon, Kevin Millwood and Brandon McCarthy have all been mentioned as potential trade candidates. 
  • The Tigers rotation has actually been pretty solid this season. As a group, their 3.3 WAR is the third best in baseball. But with the team just 3.5 games out of the division lead, they can still contend. 
  • The bullpen has been just as good, also accumulating 3.3 WAR thus far this season.