As the 2009 trade deadline quickly approaches, many teams are scurrying around to find that extra player or two that could put them over the edge and on pace to play in October.
The July 31 deadline brought Kyle Farnsworth and Sean Casey to the Detroit Tigers in the past few seasons.
This season, the Tigers are looking to add a solid bat to the middle or bottom third of an already stacked lineup. With Magglio Ordonez in the biggest slump of his life and Carlos Guillen on the disabled list, the Tigers' corner outfield is depleted.
The premier option is to add a corner outfielder, but any other position hitters could work too, as they could place them at designated hitter and keep Ordonez and Marcus Thames at the corners.
Detroit needs a bat, especially from the left-handed side of the plate. Here are five candidates that could call Detroit their home soon.