Charlie Morton allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
Porcello will get $8.5 million in 2014, Jackson will earn $6 million, and Dirks will receive $1.625 million.
The Tigers are open to trading Rick Porcello or Max Scherzer but are you?
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting on his Twitter account today that the Detroit Tigers are telling teams they are willing to trading starting pitchers Rick Porcello or Max Scherzer.
The Detroit Tigers worked hard during the season to shore up their vulnerable bullpen, and despite those efforts, a lack of dependable relief arms took a dramatic toll Sunday.
Leyland still has yet to reveal what his starting rotation will look like during the postseason or who will get the nod as the number one starter against a likely opponent in Oakland.
While Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander and others – have been instrumental in the team’s success, so have Benoit and Porcello.
The Tigers have played 150 games over the last 169 days, a schedule that definitely qualifies as a grind, but the enthusiasm for the rest of the year grows strong as the postseason gets even closer.
David Ortiz hit two of Boston’s eight homers and also doubled for his 2,000th career hit on Wednesday night to lead the Red Sox to a 20-4 romp over the Detroit Tigers.
All that improvement, and then … a game like Thursday.