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Tigers acquire Washburn for 2 pitchers

Updated: August 1, 2009, 1:34 AM ET
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SEATTLE -- After days of debate, the Seattle Mariners traded left-handed pitcher Jarrod Washburn to the Detroit Tigers for two young pitchers, giving the Tigers another veteran for their rotation as they try to hold on to the AL Central lead.

With Washburn's trade value at its highest, the Mariners sent the 34-year-old to the Tigers for left-hander Luke French and minor league prospect Mauricio Robles. The deal was announced just hours before the non-waiver 4 p.m. ET trade deadline ...

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