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The Seattle Mariners have missed out on several targets this
offseason, but they remain “wide open” to making other moves, according to Ken
Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal adds that in a perfect world the Mariners
would acquire a leadoff hitter and a middle-of-the-order bat.
#Mariners' Jack Z says team "wide open" to making other moves. Perfect world: Would like to get leadoff man, middle-of-the-order bat.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 27, 2012
The Mariners have watched targets Josh Hamilton, Nick
Swisher and Cody Ross sign elsewhere this winter. Seattle has been in the
market for offense, but as of yet all they’ve been able to add are veteran
slugger Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales, who was acquired from the Los Angeles
Angels in exchange for Jason Vargas.
At this point the pickings remain slim on the free agent
market. They can still sign a leadoff man in Michael Bourn, but beyond Adam
LaRoche there are no clear mid...
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Even after the signing of free agent Matt Diaz, the New York
Yankees are probably still in the market for a right-handed bat, according to
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Matt Diaz to #Yankees on minor-league deal, according to @feinsandnydn. Seriously doubt search for RHH OFer ends there.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 26, 2012
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Negotiations between Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox have
drawn out for 24 days, reportedly due to injury concerns over the slugger’s
hip. While Boston would prefer to complete their agreement and sign Napoli as
their primary first baseman, the team is talking to free agent Adam LaRoche as
a fallback option of sorts, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.