The Detroit Tigers aren't planning on trading pitcher Jacob Turner, the team's top prospect, any time soon, as GM Dave Dombrowski told Lynn Henning of The Detroit News on Wednesday. Turner has recently been the focus of numerous rumors given Detroit's apparent interest in acquiring a new starting pitcher for 2012, but Dombrowski says that the team has no interest in moving Turner.
We are not looking to trade Jacob Turner. We love the guy. But I have received calls from clubs wondering if we would be interested in certain players because they have interest in our players. And he is a guy they ask about immediately because he is held in such high esteem. We are not looking to trade Jacob Turner by any means.
This would presumably qualify as a major wrench in possible discussions between the Tigers and the Chicago Cubs about starting pitcher Matt Garza. It had previously been reported that the Tigers could offer Turner to the Cubs in a possible deal for Garza, but Dombrowki said that no such offers have been made.
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