Tigers interested in Kevin Gregg

Tim Brown from Yahoo Sports tweets that the Tigers are one of 4 teams interested in former demoted Cubs closer Kevin Gregg. Via @mlbtraderumors it appears a fifth team, the Orioles, are in the mix as well.

Gregg saw improvements in his strikeout rates and walk rates but was undone by the 13 homers he allowed. Opposing hitters took him deep on 15.7% of the fly balls he allowed so there is some reason to believe he’d bounce back from that rate. With 5 teams interested though it doesn’t sound like it would net anyone much of a discount.

Gregg has pitched for the Cubs, Marlins, and Angels and he made $4.2 million in 2009.

A lot of the reliever speculation for the Tigers will probably become clearer after tonight when Fernando Rodney and Brandon Lyon have to make their decisions about accepting arbitration.

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3 Comments

  1. Tbone

    December 7, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I was at the June 23 game (best game of the season?) when he gave up that walk-off shot to Raburn. He doesn’t seem like a guy who has a lot of confidence on the mound.

  2. JAY RC

    December 7, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    please do not sign Kevin Gregg

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