The Mariners are looking for a reliable veteran pitcher to add to their staff and were linked to several names at the winter meetings.
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How did M's fare at winter meetings?
The Mariners acquired Chris Heston from the Giants in exchange for a player to be named later. Did Seattle win the most at the winter meetings? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Surplus values after winter meetings (Insider)
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
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The Seattle Mariners checked on free-agent OF/1B/DH Mark Trumbo but are no longer pursuing the slugger.
The San Francisco Giants dealt right-hander Chris Heston to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday for a player to be named later.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
The Mariners have been telling teams they're shopping for "reliable innings" in their hunt for another starter. The only two remaining free-agent starters who worked 162 IP & had an ERA under 4.50: Jason Hammel (3.83 in 166.2 IP) and Ivan Noval (4.17 in 162 IP).
Seattle is reportedly likely to inquire with the Red Sox about pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Clay Buchholz in the wake of Tuesday's Chris Sale trade.
The Mariners are reportedly in serious talks to bring free-agent slugger Mark Trumbo to Seattle.
Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
Mariners in serious talks with free agent Mark Trumbo. He would bring serious thump and length to Mariners lineup behind Segura, Cano, Cruz and Seaver.
Has Hernandez lost his pitching power?
Felix Hernandez wasn't terrible last season, with an 11-8 win-loss record, but he's seen a dropoff in his ERA since 2014. The Mariners have focused on offensive depth, in hopes that Hernandez can return to form. Schoenfield: Vets who could bounce back
Despite reports that indicated otherwise, the Mariners continue to maintain a dialogue with free-agent first baseman Mike Napoli.
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto told reporters that if the team is to acquire a starter at the winter meetings, it'll likely be in a trade.
The Seattle Mariners are listening to offers for veteran outfielder Seth Smith and could possibly trade him during the winter meetings.
Cano, Cruz, Hernandez to play in WBC
Mariners sluggers Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz will join the Dominican Republic team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, while pitcher Felix Hernandez will play with Venezuela. Story
Reliever Joaquin Benoit and the Philadelphia Phillies have finalized a $7.5 million, one-year contract.
How does the Mariners' front office work?
With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Mariners' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)
The Mariners and lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski have agreed on a two-year deal worth $11 million.
Former Padres All-Star Tyson Ross, Nationals outfielder Ben Revere and Phillies outfielder Cody Asche are among 35 players who became free agents Friday.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
The incredible offseason of LHP David Rollins continues. Claimed by the Phillies today. He's now bounced from Seattle to the Cubs to Texas to Philly.
Where do M's stand for winter meetings?
What are the Mariners' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)
Mariners outright Venditte to Triple-A
Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 31-year-old posted a 5.73 ERA in 15 appearances with the Mariners and Blue Jays this year.
Rzepczynski, 31, had a 2.64 ERA in relief for the Athletics and Nationals last season.
M's switching focus to adding a starter
Gone is Taijuan Walker, so Seattle will need to bring in another starting pitcher to take his place. A couple of Rays could be potential options. Bowden: Top targets, fallbacks (Insider)
Seattle drafted Jackson No. 6 overall in '14 hoping he'd provide power, but the converted OF made no impact and was sent to Atlanta for two pitchers.
The Mariners are reportedly eyeing free-agent right-hander Doug Fister, who pitched for the club from 2009-11.
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