We are right around six hours away from the non-waiver trade deadline. The Seattle Mariners have been actively searching for a bat or more and have inquired on several players available.
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We will update this post as the 1 PM PDT deadline nears with all of the latest rumors, speculation and news.
12:15 PM: The Tigers appear to be the front-runners to land David Price according to the latest reports.
11:19 AM: The Mariners have acquired outfielder Chris Denorfia from the Padres. Story and details to follow.
10:54 AM: The Yankees were said to have acquired Marlon Byrd from the Phillies. We knew that talks with the Mariners had stalled because of the 2016 option year that Byrd wanted guaranteed to go to Seattle. Turns out this report was false.
10:46 AM: Joel Sherman reports that he was told the Rays are definitely moving David Price today.
10:19 AM: Buster Olney reports that the Mariners are a sleeper team in the hunt for Asdrubal Cabrera. I think he means the Mariners are asleep.
9:38 AM: According to Ken Rosenthal, the Mariners want Rios but the Rangers are closer to dealing him everywhere else.
Check out @Ken_Rosenthal’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/494882461202284544
9:16 AM: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has said that talks to acquire Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios ate heating up. He also days the Mariners are one of the teams still in on him.
8:53 AM: It seems the Lester trade has intensifies talks with Tampa for David Price. Whether the Mariners are still involved remains to be seen.
Check out @jonmorosi’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/494869547317334018
8:07 AM: The A’s strike again, dealing Tommy Milone to the Twins for Sam Fuld. The Mariners had been suggested as a possible landing spot for both players but once again, miss out.
6:48 AM: Jon Lester has been traded according to tweets by Jeff Passan and Jon Heyman. The Mariners were thought to be at least interested in bringing the Tacoma native back to the Pacific NW, but it appears for the moment that he along with Jonny Gomes will go to the AL West-leading Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes.
6:45 AM: The Mariners have been scouting Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago Cubs. According to Bob Dutton’s insider blog at The News Tribune, Mariners fans may not quite understand the move, as it’s not a big name they were hoping for. But as Dutton points out, when Kansas City acquired him at the deadline, he was the spark plug for the last two months.
Also according to Dutton, the Mariners have offers out to other GM’s, it’s just a matter of hearing back.