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Dombrowski says no deal proposed with Padres

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LAKELAND, Fla. -- While trade rumors continue to swirl regarding Rick Porcello, one particular suggestion caught a decent amount of attention on Thursday afternoon. It was a tweet from MLB Network Radio host Jim Bowden, citing a Tigers source, that said the team had proposed two offers that were rejected by the Padres -- one for their closer, Huston Street, the other for reliever Luke Gregersen.

President/general manager Dave Dombrowski, however, told the Detroit News he hasn't made such a proposal. In fact, he said, he hasn't proposed any Porcello deal.

"It's simply not right," Dombrowski told the paper. "Does it mean I don't listen? No. You always listen to what people have to say. Is it going to happen? Most likely not."

That backs up what Dombrowski said to reporters last week, that the uptick in trade talks is mainly teams reaching out.

"It's more people calling us at this point," Dombrowski said at the time.

A report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch included the Cardinals among the teams taking a look at Porcello, who's competing with Drew Smyly for the fifth spot in the rotation. Porcello hadn't allowed a run all spring until surrendering an unearned run in his seventh and final inning on Wednesday in a Minor League start on the back fields at Tigertown.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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