Kevin Whelan told me an interesting story a few minutes ago.
He had no idea the Tigers were considering trading him to the Yankees until Detroit director of minor league operations Dan Lunetta called to tell him the deal was done.
“I was getting married the next day,” Whelan said. “I couldn’t believe it. Then Brian Cashman called a few minutes later. I was running around getting ready for the wedding.”
Kevin and his wife Adria were married without a hitch the next day and honeymooned in South Africa.
Now he’s in Tampa.
“I’m glad it happened in retrospect,” he said. “The people here have been great to me.”