February 7th, 2007
For those of you looking for a low-down on who the Tigers acquired, Baseball America’s Chris Kline broke down his game after last night’s performance at the Caribbean Series. Bazardo had been designated for assignment when the Mariners signed Jeff Weaver, so his performance the last few days (Al Avila was scouting the Caribbean Series for the Tigers, by the way) probably ensured Seattle wouldn’t be able to sneak him through waivers if they had any chance before. He has one option left, so the Tigers can send him down this spring.
Just when I tell folks there are no trades just before spring training, the Tigers make a trade. They’ve acquired right-hander Yorman Bazardo from the Mariners in exchange for outfield prospect Jeff Frazier. Bazardo has a strong winter pitching relief in Venezuela. Preston Larrison was designated for assignment to make room for Bazardo on the 40-man roster.