Report: Tigers open to trading either Max Scherzer or Rick Porcello

Monday November 11th, 2013

Max Scherzer will oppose Matt Harvey in Tuesday's All-Star Game. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images) Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is entering his final season of arbitration. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

The Detroit Tigers have put two of their top pitchers on the market, telling teams they are willing to listen to offers for pitchers Max Scherzer or Rick Porcello, according to's Jon Heyman.

Scherzer had an outstanding season for the Tigers, going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts and leading the American League with a 0.97 WHIP. He was also the AL's starting pitcher in the All-Star Game.

Scherzer is a leading candidate to win the AL Cy Young later this week.

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Both Porcello and Scherzer will become free agents after the 2014 season.
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