Report: Tigers plan to place Yoenis Cespedes, David Price on trade block

The Detroit Tigers, who looked like a solid bet to become buyers before this years trade deadline, are now being considered as sellers and they have plenty of players that would intrigue teams around the league.

Two of those players are David Price and Yoenis Cespedes and according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Tigers plan to place both players on the trade block.

If he is in fact placed on the trade block, the 29-year-old Price would instantly become the top pitcher available on the trade market.

Any team asking the Tigers about Price know that he is likely to test the free agent waters at the end of the year. When/if he hits free agency, he is expected to command a deal north of $200 million.

In 19 starts this season, Price is 9-3 with a 2.32 ERA and 127/26 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Cespedes, 29, was acquired in an offseason trade with the Boston Red Sox. In 91 games with the Tigers, Cespedes has not disappointed, as he has hit .292 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI.

Like Price, Cespedes would become one of the top hitters available on the trade market. If the Tigers are able to trade both players, it would net them multiple top prospects that would put them in a good position for the foreseeable future.

If any deal were to be completed, it would likely happen sometime next week. Still, this is a situation to monitor very closely as we draw closer to the trade deadline.

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