Dombrowski on Tigers deals: “We’re set at this point”
The Tigers came into the July trading season looking to fill three needs: Second base, starting pitcher and a right-handed bat, in that order. By acquiring Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez from the Marlins Monday night, they addressed all three.
Thus, when a reporter asked team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski on the Tigers’ conference call Monday night if they could have any more trades in store, Dombrowski sounded like he had wrapped up his summer shopping.
“We’re set at this point,” he said.
Speculation had pegged the Tigers potentially in the market for another outfielder or a relief pitcher. However, Andy Dirks’ impending return after missing close to two months with an Achilles strain is expected to fill an outfield need, albeit with a left-handed bat. As for the bullpen, the Tigers announced Tuesday that Al Alburquerque, last year’s rookie strikeout specialist who became a huge part of Detroit’s relief corps, will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Lakeland.
— Jason Beck