I know this isn’t the Tigers, but it is relevant since its a deal within the division.
Why the Twins would trade Bobby Kielty, a swith hitting outfielder with a ton of patience (102/147 career BB/K ratio) is beyond me. He’s younger than Shannon Stewart, and Stewart will be a free agent once the season is over. Stewart is good at getting on base, but his OPS has declined the last three years (this would be the fourth based on his present day OPS) and the number of steals he’s had has pretty much become non-existant.
The internet’s expert on the Twins, Aaron Gleeman, hasn’t posted his comments yet on his website, but I’m interested to see what he has to say.