The Five Best Free Agent Destinations for Kyle Seager

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Oct 3, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) waves to fans following a 7-3 loss against the Los Angeles Angels at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) waves to fans following a 7-3 loss against the Los Angeles Angels at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kyle Seager‘s 11-year tenure with the Seattle Mariners came to an end on Sunday afternoon, when the Mariners were eliminated from postseason contention on the last day of the regular season.

While the Mariners’ loss and subsequent ending to their season caused plenty of heartache for fans, Seager’s sendoff in the top of the 9th inning induced even more emotion from fans; Mariners manager Scott Servais stopped the game mid-inning to pull Seager from the game, resulting in thunderous applause from the fans in T-Mobile Park, emotional farewells from teammates at the pitcher’s mound, and a member of the grounds crew displacing third base and gifting it to Seager.

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As most Mariners fans know, Seager is eligible for a $20 million contract option to play in Seattle next season, but it’s looking unlikely that Mariners management will be picking up the option (the spectacular sendoff at T-Mobile Park on Sunday only adds to this speculation).

Seager is 33 and coming off a season in which he set career highs in home runs and RBIs, so it’s doubtful he’s ready to call it a career. Let’s take a look at a few clubs from around the league who could be interested in picking up the veteran third baseman, starting with his least likely destination and ending with the team most likely to sign him.

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