3 Possibilities for the Mariners at DH in Free Agency

The Mariners are looking to fill the production lost from jettisoning Eugenio Suarez, Jarred Kelenic, and Teoscar Hernandez from the roster. Any of these three guys could help.

Aug 22, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Miami Marlins designated hitter Jorge Soler (12) hits a
Aug 22, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Miami Marlins designated hitter Jorge Soler (12) hits a / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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Rhys Hoskins

Rhys Hoskins unfortunately missed the 2023 season after suffering a torn ACL, in a Spring Training game. Before his injury, Hoskins was a career .242 hitter, with an .846 OPS, 148 HR, and 405 RBI over six seasons with the Philidelphia Phillies. While Hoskins' injury is a point of concern, it should be noted he is one of the younger free agent bats available at just 30 years old. Hoskins also has the ability to hit for power and can be a strong middle of the order presence when he is healthy.

Though signing Hoskins would carry some risk, given he is recovering from an injury which kept him out of the 2023 season, he would be better than the DHs the M's signed last off-season. Hoskins should bounce back from the injury he suffered last season and be the home run threat he once was. He also probably would not cost as much as some of the other bats available in free agency, given he missed all of 2023. The Mariners have shown interest in Rhys Hoskins, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Hoskins is a possible option for the Mariners to consider for DH this off-season.