Washburn Traded to Tigers


Jul 31, 2009

Washburn Traded to Tigers The Tigers kicked off Friday's trade deadline with the first big deal, acquiring left-handed pitcher Jarrod Washburn from the Mariners for left-handed pitcher Luke French and a prospect.

In 20 starts for the Mariners this season, Washburn is 8-6 with a 2.64 ERA. Washburn spent three-plus season with the Mariners after playing his first eight seasons with the Angels. He is 106-106 in his career with a 4.02 ERA.

French, 23, made his major league debut with the Tigers on May 15. He was 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA in seven games and five starts for Detroit.

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