Detroit Tigers Trade With Seattle For Mariners Pitcher Doug Fister

Just as I finished up the previous post, the Tigers have now traded for Seattle's Doug Fister per Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. He tweeted that a deal had been reached for Fister.

Fister will certainly help out the Tigers staff in the long run. He is also under team control until 2015. You can throw out his pitching record and notice his stats are still quite solid. Fister is a capable number three pitcher in a good rotation. The deal is better than records indicate.

In making the deal, Detroit also received starter recently turned reliever David Pauley who is 5-4 with a 2.19 ERA and .99 WHIP ins 54.1 innings pitched.

Going to Seattle will be rookie Charlie Furbush, a 6'5" left-hander who was taken in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. The 25-year old was 1-3 this year with Detroit with a 3.62 ERA in 17 games (two starts). He had pitched in 32.1 innings.

Seattle also will receive outfielder Casper Wells, as 26-year old who has batted .286/.341/.490 in 100 big league games. This year he has four home runs and 12 RBI.

Seattle will also be receiving other minor parts in the trade as well. Blogger Corey Ettinger, who has a website called AL Central In Focus believes Duane Below of the Tigers may be involved as well.

This certainly looks to be a win for the Detroit Tigers who are much better than they were yesterday.

EDIT

It has been confirmed the Mariners will also receive prospect Francisco Martinez in the trade. Just 20-year old, Martinez is already at AA and was batting .282/.319/.405 with seven home runs and 46 RBI for Erie. Martinez is currently play third base.

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