Detroit Tigers: How Recent Trade Makes Tigers Serious Contenders

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Detroit Tigers: How Recent Trade Makes Tigers Serious Contenders
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The Detroit Tigers made an aggressive move on July 23, trading some of their top prospects for Florida Marlins' second basemen Omar Infante and pitcher Anibal Sanchez.

Infante is a former Tiger, playing with them from 2002 until the better part of 2007. He started for Detroit in 2004 and 2005, but saw his role reduced in the following two seasons. He is a solid second basemen and will give the Tigers a much needed boost at the position.

Anibal Sanchez was another solid pickup. Although the Tigers traded away their top pitching prospect, Jacob Turner, Sanchez is young and could be a solid No. 3 starter in the rotation.

This trade just boosted Detroit to Central Division favorites and serious postseason contenders. Look out for this team in October, and here is why.

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