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Tigers Reportedly Set to Put Star Veterans on Trade Block in Hopes of Progressing Rebuild

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 02: Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitche sin the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on June 02, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Tigers are continuing push ahead with their rebuild as the team will be active in trade talks ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. It has been reported that the team is open to trading several veterans if offered the right package of prospects.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Detroit will be exploring offers for Matthew Boyd, Shane Greene and Nicholas Castellanos.

Out of the three, Castellanos is the most likely to be traded as the right fielder's contract will be up after this season. Meanwhile, Greene and Boyd are more valuable assets that can net the team bigger deals.

Boyd is the big fish out of the three, as the 28-year-old is having an All-Star level season, posting 105 strikeouts with a 3.08 ERA. There should be numerous teams interested for his services, but if the right deal doesn't pop up, the Tigers could hang on to him.

The Tigers are steadily progressing through their rebuild and could be playoff contenders in the coming years. GM Al Avila has stated they aim to contend by 2021, and even if that's a bit of a stretch these moves should pay dividends as it pertains to their prospect base.