In all likelihood, he will start the season in with the Memphis Redbirds and fight Greg Garcia for playing time.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, acquired from the Boston Red Sox before Jhonny Peralta was suspended, is down with an injury as he has stress fractures in both shins. He hopes to play at some point this season but is starting out on the DL.
Jon Heyman tweeted the following on Monday evening:
tigers r in to win so makes sense to go for drew or owings/gregorius. barring that tho 1 scout suggest kozma or pastornicky
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 17, 2014
They won’t go after Stephen Drew because they don’t want to give up the 23rd draft pick in the first round due to Drew receiving a qualifying offer from the Boston Red Sox.
A scout suggests Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma. It’s an intriguing match as he has been displaced in St. Louis by former Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Who could the Cardinals get in return if such trade takes place? The best bet would seem to be be middle infield, third base, or a pitcher. What level the player would be, I don’t know. The Tigers are hurting and Kozma is valued at his lowest after last season.