Baltimore Orioles: Potential landing spots for Chris Tillman

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 20: Starting pitcher Chris Tillman
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 20: Starting pitcher Chris Tillman /
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Detroit Tigers

Unlike the Pirates, the Detroit Tigers are not expecting to contend this season. However, that does not mean that they would not be interested in a reclamation project or two.

Although the Tigers have already inked Mike Fiers to a one year contract, Detroit still has a couple of openings in the rotation. Tillman has been of particular interest to the Tigers, as the team has been linked to the former Orioles starter for the past few weeks.

Tillman would make perfect sense for Detroit. The Tigers, while they are fully aware that they are rebuilding, are looking for short term solutions in the rotation. Pitchers like Fiers, and potentially Tillman, would fit that bill on a one or two year contract. A strong performance by Tillman would allow Detroit to further rebuild their farm system, potentially kickstarting the rebuilding process.

If he returns to form, Tillman would also serve as a decent insurance policy for Michael Fulmer. The young righty has established himself as the Tigers ace, but underwent surgery to repair a nerve issue in his elbow. Although he is expected to ready for Spring Training, it is still a situation that bears watching.

Chris Tillman could be a nice option as the Detroit Tigers look to move to the future. Maybe, if he returns to form, the Tigers could even surprise in 2018.