Right-hander Aaron Harang is again on the move.
The Mariners, seeking to bolster their starting pitching, are close to acquiring Harang from the Rockies for a minor-league right-handed reliever, according to a major-league source.
The Rockies acquired Harang from the Dodgers on Saturday for catcher Ramon Hernandez, then immediately designated him for assignment with the idea of trading him.
Harang, 35, would give the Mariners an alternative to rookie right-hander Brandon Maurer or righty Blake Beavan, both of whom struggled in their first two starts.
The Mariners, however, might not have needed to make a move for a starting pitcher if they had kept veteran right-hander Jon Garland at the start of spring training. But they released Garland, who then signed with the Rockies and was impressive in his first start.
The deal will require approval from the commissioner's office because it involves a cash exchange of more than $1 million from the Rockies to the Mariners, the source sai...