Washburn would like to return to Seattle
MLB.com Mariners reporter Jim Street caught up with likely former Tigers pitcher Jarrod Washburn, who should be healthy next spring after having his knee cleaned out last month. That said, even a healthy Washburn seems unlikely to return to Detroit.
As many expected, Washburn sounded like someone who would very much like to return to Seattle, where he credits his success for the first half of this past season and the clubhouse atmosphere with pulling him away from a possible retirement.
“We had a lot of fun and the coaching staff made it a much more
pleasant working environment,” he said. “You looked forward to coming
On the July 31 trade to Detroit, Washburn said he had mixed feelings.
“Going to a first-place team was nice,” he said, “but I was leaving a group of players that I loved. It was both good and bad.”