Report: Justin Wilson drawing ‘legit’ trade interest

Detroit Tigers closer, Justin Wilson, has been pretty damn good for the Tigers this season. After taking over the role as closer from Francisco Rodriguez, Wilson has been nothing but steady. The man hasn’t even allowed a run since June 20th. All of that to say his trade stock for the Tigers impending rebuild is shooting through the roof and there are plenty of teams that are interested.

MLB Daily Dish reported today that one of those teams are the Tampa Bay Rays,

“The Rays have shown “legit interest” in Tigers left-hander Justin Wilson and there has been traction in talks, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay TimesJoel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the prospect price for Wilson is currently too high for Tampa Bay’s liking, and that the team is considering many relievers.”

Other teams are showing interest as well in the Tigers southpaw closer. Teams like:

The Nationals who are in desperate need of bullpen help.

The Astros 

With another year of control on his contract, the Tigers are in a very team friendly position. They don’t’ just have to accept any deal to try and get something for Wilson if they don’t see a return package they like. However, it does seem that as the MLB trade deadline draws near, Justin Wilson’s days in Detroit may be numbered.

Written by AJ Reilly

A.J. is a lifelong baseball fan and an avid storyteller. His debut novel, The Askren Boys, won the Literary Classics Gold Medal and Seal of Approval in November of 2018. When not writing, he is spending time with his wife Jessica, son Jack, daughter Nora, and new arrival Teddy. A.J. lives in Metro Detroit.

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