Originally written July 16, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
At this point, the Seattle Mariners don’t seem overly inclined to trade any of their offense. However, at 43-52 and in fourth place in the American League West, the M’s are poised to become sellers at some point this summer. Two of their most coveted players are on offense, as teams such as the Tampa Bay Rays are believed to have been checking in with Seattle regarding sluggers Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Ibanez has been on a tear this season despite the fact that he’s 41 years old. Both he and Morales have been increasingly hot of late, and considering each player is set to hit the free agent market after the 2013 season they would appear to be trade candidates. Heyman notes that the Mariners seem reluctant to move either player, and fans seem resistant to moves that would make the team any harder to watch this season. Still, if Seattle has no plan of re-signing either player it would make sense for them to at least listen on both Ibanez and Morales. Beyond the Rays, Heyman notes that the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees are among the contending teams that could be a fit for Ibanez and Morales. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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