It came as a bit of a surprise this morning when CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that the Tigers were looking at free agent outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Gordon. However, Tigers general manager Al Avila downplayed the possibility of pursuing either player while talking to the media earlier this afternoon.
As of now, the Tigers have an outfield consisting of J.D. Martinez, Anthony Gose, and the recently-acquired Cameron Maybin. It’s probably safe to assume they’ll throw another name into that mix before the end of the winter, but barring something unexpected, they don’t expect to shop at the top of the market.