Well, I guess we can put the Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Lee rumors to rest. The Tigers found their big bat on Friday, acquiring Gary Sheffield from the New York Yankees. The Tigers will give up Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett.
Sheffield was limited to just 39 regular season games this year after suffering a wrist injury. However, in each of the three seasons prior to 2006, Sheffield topped 30 HR and 120 RBI.
According to Jim Leyland, the Tigers will primarily use Sheffield as the DH. He will also be used to spell Magglio Ordonez and Craig Monroe in the outfield.
The Tigers and Sheffield agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract extension through 2009.
Pretty shocking news. What do you guys think of the trade?