The Tigers are among the teams interested in right-hander Jose Valverde, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The Detroit Free Press noted Valverde would fill the team’s need for a proven closer, but he would cost the team a first-round pick in compensation. He also might be out of the team’s price range, as ESPN reported Valverde is seeking $8 million per season.
The Diamondbacks, with whom Valverde pitched from 2003-07, reportedly are one of the other teams giving him a look.