Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Astros interested in Placido Polanco

Brian McTaggart has a new post telling us that the Astros are interested in free agent Placido Polanco.

The Tigers did not offer him arbitration, despite his being a Type A free agent.

Ed Wade has dealt with Polanco before, acquiring him at the end of July 2002 from the Cardinals with Doug Nickle and Scott Rolen for Bud Smith and Mike Timlin. And then Wade traded him to the Tigers in 2005 for Ramon Martinez and Ugueth Urbina.

However, Todd Zolecki says the Phillies are further along in negotiations, beginning talks before the Tigers declined arbitration.