Rumor: Detroit Tigers Trading Starting Pitcher

The Detroit Tigers find themselves as bottom feeders in the America League and look to be headed for a 100-loss season. While they aren't expected to add any big names via trade this summer, the team is looking to move out some of their own. Look for left-handed pitcher Matt Boyd to be traded.

Boyd who landed in Detroit via the David Price trade with the Toronto Blue Jays finds himself once again a trade candidate after his name has come up the past two seasons. Boyd is eligible for free agency after the 2022 MLB season, as club control is starting to disappear. 

The Tigers would like to move Boyd before they lose him for nothing and want to maximize his return. He's added a new look changeup to his arsenal and it's helped him be more effective against right-handed batters. In 12 starts this season, Boyd sits with a 3-6 record, 3.56 ERA and has recorded 54 K's in 68.1 innings.

Boyd has shown in the past he has swing and miss stuff as back in 2019 he punched out 238 batters in just 185.1 innings. Teams continue to monitor Boyd's starts and will be looking to see how well his secondary pitches are performing. The Tigers are hopeful Boyd can stay healthy and they can find him a new home and get to know some new prospects for their system.

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