As the Detroit Tigers construct their roster for spring training, it’s easy to see where they can use upgrades: catcher, first baseman, second baseman and starting pitcher.
A left-handed-hitting first baseman or catcher makes sense, as does another starting pitcher to help with the expected inning limits, but general manager Al Avila wants to take his time spending.
“We’ve had more dialogue than what gets reported,” Hinch said Tuesday. “Good job by the Tigers keeping that mum, but we can only do so much. You got to have a partner on the other side that wants to be here for the opportunities we have.
“I do think there’s going to be deals at the end of this free agency or into spring training that can potentially make us better. Al and the group are working tirelessly to figure that out.”