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Brewers among many teams interested in Tigers closer Justin Wilson

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As Milwaukee looks to improve in tight games, the Brewers are being linked to another late-inning reliever

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Another day, another relief arm being mentioned as a trade possibility for your Milwaukee Brewers.

After previously being linked to the likes of Miami's David Phelps and Philadelphia's Pat Neshek, MLB Network's Jon Morosi says the Brewers are also looking at Detroit lefty Justin Wilson.

Wilson has been one of the most in-demand relievers on the trade market this summer, with upwards of a dozen teams showing some level of interest.

There's a good reason for that -- he's currently sporting a 2.75 ERA/2.97 FIP/2.67 DRA with 50 strikeouts in 36 innings and a WHIP below 1 (0.944). He's also picked up 10 saves this year since replacing Francisco Rodriguez as the Tigers' closer in mid-May.

Even though he's a lefty, he's been extremely tough on right-handed batters so far this year, holding them to a .122/.218/.278 line in 101 plate appearances this year. Lefties are hitting .250/.300/.417 against him, but that's in only 40 plate appearances and probably not worth worrying too much about.

Wilson is making $2.7 million in his second year of arbitration and is under team control through next season.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference and Baseball Prospectus