Found July 12, 2014 on Sports Rumor Alert:
What the Seattle Mariners are looking to do before August is add a right-handed hitter with some power. They have recently scouted Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd, but they are one of the four team's on his no-trade list, as Sports Rumor Alert's own Zach Morrison writes.If they fail to land Byrd, they could show interest in Josh Willingham, Alex Rios, and possibly Junior Lake or Dayan Viciedo, according to Jon Heyman of / gettyimages.comWillingham, 35, is a free agent at the end of the year. He has missed a good amount of time this season due to injury, but in the games that he has played in, he has shown decent power and patience, which could entice teams looking to add more power to their lineup. In only 47 games played this season, he is hitting .209 with eight home runs and 25 RBI. Expect Willingham to get dealt sometime this month.If you have read any of my articles on Rios, you'll know how big of a fan I am of his. When the Ran...

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The Seattle Mariners have expressed interest in trading for Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd, except their chances of landing him went down after he announced that the Mariners are one of the four teams on his no-trade list, writes Zach Morrison of Sports Rumor Alert.Another team interested in acquiring Byrd is the Kansas City Royals, according to Nick Cafardo of the...

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Mariners righty options may include Byrd, Willingham, Rios and Lake

Marlon Byrd has emerged as a possible option for the Mariners, who are looking to enhance their righthanded hitting production, but if Byrd can't be acquired, the fairly thin market still may offer Josh Willingham, Alex Rios and perhaps turnaround candidates like Junior Lake or Dayan Viciedo. The Mariners recently scouted Byrd, who is having a strong second straight season following...
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