Seattle Mariners rumors: Three potential trade targets before tonight’s deadline
By Ty Gonzalez
OF CURTIS GRANDERSON
The Mariners already have four great-to-solid outfield bats on their roster, two of them being left-handed, but adding another to thicken their bench wouldn’t be the worst idea.
Granderson, 37, cleared revocable waivers earlier this month and is expected to be traded at some point today, per Bob Nightengale.
In 103 games this season, Granderson is slashing .243/.340/.429 with a 110 wRC+. He’s been a poor defensive outfielder this season, so he’d mainly serve as a pinch-hitting threat with the occasional start.
His 12.7% walk rate on the year would rank first among all Mariners hitters with at least 300 plate appearances. That would be a pretty big add to an offense that has struggled to consistently manufacture traffic on the base paths.
Granderson is currently playing on a one-year, $5 million contract. In short, adding the veteran outfielder would not be a financially straining move in any way for the M’s.