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Tigers Trade For Fister, Pauley

The Mariners have shipped right-handed starter Doug Fister and righty reliever David Pauley to the Tigers for outfielder Casper Wells, infielder Francisco Martinez, left-hander Charlie Furbush and a player to be named later.

"The acquisition cost for a starting pitcher is very high right now, as you can see from the trades being made around the majors. There were times where I didn't think we would get a trade made," Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said.

"Seattle was looking for some offensive help, and they liked Casper Wells a great deal, and they also liked Charlie Furbush, so those were names that were in this early on. We've probably talked 25 times in the last week."

Via Associated Press

Tigers 'Out' On Hiroki Kuroda

The Tigers are no longer pursuing a trade for Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, according to a report.

The Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Indians remain interested in Kuroda.

Via Jim Bowden/ESPN.com (via Twitter)

Tigers Contact Rockies About Jimenez

Looking for a starting pitcher, the Tigers contacted the Rockies on Thursday to discuss right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, according to major-league sources.

In addition, the Tigers were discussing a trade for Nationals right-hander Jason Marquis, who perhaps is a more realistic alternative than Jimenez, Dodgers righty Hiroki Kuroda and the other starters on the market.

Via Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tigers, Red Sox Scouting Bedard

Many teams will be interested when Erik Bedard returns to the mound for the Mariners this week.

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Tigers and Red Sox are among the clubs keeping an eye on the left-hander.

Via Jon Heyman/Sports Illustrated (via Twitter)

Tigers Seeking Starting Pitching

The Tigers continue to search for starting pitchers and their lists of targets has grown.

According to sources, Detroit is looking at Ubaldo Jimenez, Hiroki Kuroda, Aaron Harang, Jeremy Guthrie and even Jason Marquis.

Via Jon Morosi/FOX Sports (via Twitter)

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