The Dodgers had a scout in attendance for Friday’s matchup of the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network.
Marcus Stroman might’ve made his final start for the #BlueJays on Friday, as trade talk intensifies. How did he do? No walks. No runs. Many impressed scouts. My column from Detroit: https://t.co/LFjSQdX1yb @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 20, 2019
Between the two teams involved, the Dodgers have had reported interest in multiple players on both sides. Blue Jays RHPs Marcus Stroman and Ken Giles as well as the Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd, RHP Shane Greene, and 3B/OF Nick Castellanos have been linked to the Dodgers.
The game got pretty out of hand as the Tigers fell to the Blue Jays by a score of 12 to 1.
Marcus Stroman tossed a gem, tossing 7 shutout innings while allowing 6 hits and striking out 5. Ken Giles did not pitch.
Matthew Boyd did not start. Shane Greene tossed a perfect ninth inning in which he struck out two batters. It was obvious that he was deployed because of the scouts in attendance, because the Tigers utilized their closer in a blowout loss. Castellanos went 0-for-3 at the plate.
The Dodgers will be making moves soon and they very well could involve these two teams.