The Seattle Mariners have gotten off to a busy start this offseason, and reports continue to suggest they're not close to being done. They have now made it clear that they are interested in acquiring an upgrade at second base.
Gleyber Torres Rumors
While they have already shown interest in Milwaukee Brewers second basemen Kolten Wong, the Mariners have also reportedly been in touch with the New York Yankees about their All-Star second baseman Gleyber Torres.
Many reports have suggested the Yankees will make Torres available in trade talks this offseason with top prospects Oswaldo Peraza and Anthony Volpe ready to make the jump to the majors.
Torres would be a great target for Seattle. The two-time All-Star is still just 25 years old, has two more years of team control remaining and plays good defense. He's also one of the game's better hitters at the keystone, slashing .257/.310/.451 in 2022 with 24 home runs and 76 RBIs.
This move would also help keep J.P. Crawford at shortstop for the Mariners rather than forcing him to slide over to second. There is also talk that Seattle could try to convince one of the big free agent shortstops to move to second base, but trading for Torres would be an easier path in that sense.
This situation seems fluid for the Mariners, but regardless of which path they take, it seems like they're just getting started.
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