It appears a new team has entered the Adam Dunn sweepstakes. According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, the Detroit Tigers are very interested in trading for the Nationals slugger due to the recent injury to Magglio Ordonez.
With the injury to outfielder Magglio Ordonez, the Tigers have "great interest" in Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn, according to a baseball source.
The Tigers need a run producer after Ordonez fractured his right ankle in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays, knocking him out for an estimated six to eight weeks.
If the Tigers were to acquire him, Dunn would be a designated hitter and play in the outfield. They already have a first baseman in Miguel Cabrera.
General manager Mike Rizzo continues to publicly say the team has no interest in trading Dunn, and Dunn has reportedly been uninterested in becoming a deisgnated hitter. This is probably why FOXSports' Ken Rosenthal believes the Nationals are leaking this rumor to drive up Dunn's price with the White Sox.