Huston Street is on pace for 42 saves, which would be his career high. (Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press)
The Tigers “match up well” with the Padres in a possible deal for closer Huston Street, according to analysis by ESPN baseball expert Jim Bowden.
Bowden explains what it would take for the Tigers to land Street (pay site):
“The Tigers could offer Robbie Ray, the left-handed starter they received in the Doug Fister deal. The Padres then could use veteran starters Ian Kennedy and Tyson Ross as trade bait for bats. Or they could ask the Tigers for J.D. Martinez if they are believers in what he’s done over the past month. The Padres could also shoot younger and target guys such as second baseman Devon Travis and outfielder Steve Moya.”
Street has given up 16 hits and just three earned runs in 30 innings this season. He has 22 saves, and ERA of 0.90 and a WHIP of 0.77.
Other logical landing spots for Street ahead of the July 31 trade deadline are the Orioles, Angels and Reds, Bowden says.