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Mariners In Hunt For Aledmys DIaz

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz is expected to receive an offer from the St. Louis Cardinals in the next 24 hours or so.

Diaz was in Arizona performing for various clubs and is now in Florida expecting to do the same there.

According to Strauss, teams involved in talks with Diaz include the Giants, Blue Jays, Yankees, Braves, Phillies and Mariners.

A signing is likely to happen quickly, as was reported by Chris Cotillo.

How serious is the Mariners interest? Hard to tell considering the team has a $240M man at second base and two players fighting for shortstop in Brad Miller and Nick Franklin.

But it’s worth noting that the team has been in contact with Diaz’s agent.

The 23-year old Diaz hit .315/.404/.500 with 12 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 313 plate appearances. This also included more walks than strikeouts.

We won’t have to wait long I suppose to see how real the interest is.

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  • GD

    I say YES! This would give us more trading chips with Franklin AND Miller “if” Diaz works out. You start adding Miller along with Franklin, 2 MLB ready top prospects and throw in Paxton, and all of a sudden it turns into a Stanton in July (or sooner)!

  • GD

    Plus we have Chris Taylor coming up FAST at SS. You start landing these two Cuban players at SS and RHP that are available right now, and it could change quickly for the better in Seattle!

    • Dan Hughes

      I agree. Unfortunately, it appears St. Louis is the front-runner, which is funny because they just signed Peralta. Don’t count out the Yankees either. Looking for the heir apparent to Jeter.

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