Done deal — Wash to Motown
It has just been announced that left-hander Jarrod Washburn has been traded to the Tigers for two left-handed pitchers — Luke French and Mauricio Robles.
The Tigers were the latest team to become interested in acquiring Washburn, who had been scheduled to start the series finale against the Rangers on Sunday night. But he could be starting against the Indians in Cleveland, instead.
The Yankees and Brewers also showed interest in the 34-year-old Washburn, who is having a career year in terms of ERA (2.64) and quality starts. He had a 4-1 record in July and had a good chance of being named as the American League’s Pitcher of the Month, an award right-hander Felix Hernandez won in June.
When he left the visiting clubhouse at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington last night, Washburn said he “had no idea” what might happen today.
Now he knows.
— Jim Street