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While just about any team in need of bullpen help would love to get its hands on Tigers closer Gregory Soto, Detroit is setting a lofty asking price, tweets Jon Morosi of MLB.com.

Jul 7, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Gregory Soto (65) celebrates teams win against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. © Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Jul 7, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Gregory Soto (65) celebrates teams win against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Tigers are seeking multiple MLB-ready or nearly MLB-ready pieces and will surely be focused on players with several years of club control remaining, given that Soto himself has three years of team control beyond the current campaign.

Juan Soto trade packages: How Cardinals, Mets could offer best potential deals with Padres, Yankees, Dodgers in the mix

  Juan Soto trade packages: How Cardinals, Mets could offer best potential deals with Padres, Yankees, Dodgers in the mix Juan Soto trade packages: How Cardinals, Mets could offer best potential deals with Padres, Yankees, Dodgers in the mixThe superstar Nationals outfielder may be in new threads come Aug. 3, if trade rumors come to trade reality. To that end, some franchises will be in for a shuffling of their own.

The 27-year-old is averaging a massive 98.6 mph on his heater and has pitched to a 2.36 ERA with a 25.5 percent strikeout rate, a 10.3 percent walk rate, a 46.5 percent ground-ball rate and 19 saves so far in 2022.

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the Astros are among the clubs with interest. Houston hasn’t had a single left-handed reliever eclipse 10 innings this season, so it’s no surprise they’d have their eyes on a high-end southpaw like Soto.

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  Juan Soto trade rumors tracker: Latest updates on deal for Nationals slugger Here’s the latest on the Juan Soto trade rumors.The 24-year-old Soto was put on the trade block last month after he declined a $440 million contract extension from Washington. The Nationals’ deal would have guaranteed Soto more money than any player in MLB history, but with a 15-year offer, Soto’s annual salary of $29.33 million would have been only the 20th-highest in baseball history had he accepted the deal.

LEADING OFF: Trade deadline, Soto sweepstakes, deGrom return .
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DEADLINE DAY The Juan Soto sweepstakes come down to the wire, with baseball's 6 p.m. EDT trade deadline fast approaching. Soto is the biggest name on the block, with Washington considering bids for the 23-year-old slugger after he turned down a $440 million, 15-year deal to stay with the team. Soto can be a free agent after 2024, and the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers are considered among the clubs most likely to offer a trade package that could persuade Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to unload his franchise cornerstone.

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