3 sneaky trade options for the Mariners at third base with Matt Chapman off the board

The Mariners have been incredibly active this off-season, trading with 30% of MLB. Do they have one more trade in them to address third base?
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Orioles infielder Ramon Urias

One option for the Mariners is they could make a trade with the Orioles for Ramon Urias. The Orioles have an infield clog currently and need pitching. The Mariners may need to add another starting pitcher to if they trade a young pitcher such as Emerson Hancock to complete this deal. Urias would give them a capable defensive third baseman who could platoon with Josh Rojas.

Urias won a gold glove in 2022 for his defense at third base and would provide stability at a position where Seattle currently lacks depth. The Mariners could possibly talk down the Orioles asking price for Urias. Since they already have Gunnar Henderson at third and a young infield prospect with more upside in Jordan Westburg. The Orioles may accept a deal for cash considerations or a player to be named later because they want more room in their budget to add pitching.

This off-season, Urias just reached his first year of arbitration eligibility and was given a contract for $2.1 million in 2024. He could expect to earn more money in arbitration following this season. Urias slashed .264/.328/.375 in 2023, starting 89 games for the Orioles. If his name sounds familiar, Mariners fans may know his brother Luis Urias, who the Mariners acquired earlier this off-season. Ramon Urias has a similar profile to his brother Luis, and would be an interesting infield depth acquisition if the Mariners traded for him.