Marlins/Tigers – Votto’s New Home

Detroit & Miami Agree To 5 For 1 Swap

MLB Pro Insiders report that the Miami Marlins have agreed to trade 1B Joey Votto to the Detroit Tigers for bullpen arms Hector Santiago and Matt Moore – along with MLB OF Trayce Thompson, and pitching prospects Jeffrey Stone and Geraldo Spalton.

It has been rumored that Tiger ownership wanted the front-office to find an upgrade at first base.  The Tigers believe that Votto will provide a productive bat for their lineup.

Perhaps the main guy being sent to Miami is SP Jeffrey Stone, a past #1 pick of the Tigers. Stone is talented – but remains a few years before he reach the majors.