Report: Tigers open to trading Scherzer or Porcello

(WXYZ) - According to a report, the Tigers are open to trading either Max Scherzer or Rick Porcello.

CBS Sports baseball writer Jon Heyman says Detroit's front office has told other teams it will listen to offers for the pitchers.

Scherzer, an American League Cy Young finalist, is entering the final year of his contract. He is represented by agent Scott Boras, who almost always takes clients to free agency.

"Some rival general managers remain skeptical that the Tigers, a team that's spent to win in recent years, would actually trade Scherzer," Heyman writes.

Scherzer went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA last season. The Tigers would look to trade him only to prevent losing him for nothing in the open market.

Porcello, meanwhile 13-8 with a 4.32 ERA in 2013. He has come out of the Tigers bullpen the last two postseason runs, failing to crack the pitching rotation's top four.

Brad Galli is a Sports Reporter for WXYZ Detroit. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli

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