While there is still “no real evidence” that the Los Angeles
Dodgers are shopping or making available outfielder Andre Ethier, the Seattle
Mariners are one team that could have interest, according to Jon Heyman of CBS
still no real evidence andre ethier is being shopped, or even available. but #mariners are 1 team that could have interest.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 28, 2012
It was rumored earlier this offseason that the Dodgers would
make Ethier available and sign one of the remaining free agent outfielders to
fill his roster spot. However, that was when Nick Swisher and Cody Ross
remained on the open market.
At this point, the only high-profile outfielder remaining is
Michael Bourn, and he’s a center fielder. Since Matt Kemp currently patrols
center for the Dodgers, the likelihood of them dealing Ethier to acquire Bourn
doesn’t appear to be high.
Rather than pursue Ethier, who seems unlikely to be dealt
this winter, the Mariners could continue to get creative to fill their want for
additional offense. Seattle could look to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are
expected to trade Justin Upton or Jason Kubel, or another team interested in dealing
The Mariners could also go out and sign Bourn or free agent
slugger Adam LaRoche.
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