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Tigers out on Hiroki Kuroda, in on Doug Fister?

Jul 29, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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According to’s Jim Bowden, the Tigers have dropped out of the running for Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda, while’s Jon Paul Morosi reports that they’re now talking to the Mariners about Doug Fister and a reliever.

Morosi spent several years covering the Tigers for the Detroit Free Press, so his sources with the club are very good.

Fister has a 3-12 record this year, but it comes with a 3.33 ERA and an 89/32 K/BB ratio in 146 innings.  He’s taken advantage of pitching in Safeco Field and gotten help from a strong defense, so it’s doubtful he’d be quite as good in Detroit.  However, he’s an obvious upgrade over the team’s current fifth-starter options.

  1. vanquish0916 - Jul 29, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Fister and Furbush on the same team? This has to happen

    • foreverchipper10 - Jul 29, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      If the two of them are next to each other at any point it could read Fister Furbush. My head would then explode.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 29, 2011 at 5:19 PM

        The Detroit fans in beaverland accross the river would applaud.

  2. stinkythumbs - Jul 29, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    A Fister-Furbush combination could be very painful for opposing batters…

  3. kingbuccaneer - Jul 29, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Fister in the Furbush coming right up!

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