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Mariners Trade Rumors Link Team to All-Star Outfielder

Larry Rupp
Trade rumors have linked the Seattle Mariners to an All-Star outfielder.
Trade rumors have linked the Seattle Mariners to an All-Star outfielder. / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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The Seattle Mariners have used a hot start to the month of July to get right back into the AL Wild Card race. This is offense still averages only 4.06 runs per game, though (No. 24 in MLB). MLB insider Jon Heyman has Seattle targeting All-Star outfielder Bryan Reynolds via trade as a result.

Seattle Mariners Trade Rumors

Rookie Julio Rodriguez has the starting center field role on lock and veteran Jesse Winker is enjoying a solid season in left. However, the Mariners cannot find a bat to consistently start in right field. They have been using a combination of Adam Frazier, Justin Upton, Dillon Moore and Sam Haggerty.

Meanwhile, Reynolds is quietly putting together another great season in Pittsburgh. The Pirates standout is fresh off a 2021 All-Star nod and is on pace to set a career-high mark in home runs. Reynolds has launched 15 long balls to go along with 10 doubles and 3 triples this summer.

What's intriguing about Reynolds to OF-needy teams is the fact that he will not be a free agent until 2026 and is playing on a team-friendly contract ($13.5 million). The Mariners may be one of only a few teams with the assets to entice the Pirates considering they possess four top-100 MLB prospects.

Outfield isn't area on the roster Seattle could use more depth at. Upgrading at second base or grabbing another reliable bullpen arm both stick out as possible moves. Cincinnati's Brandon Drury and Colorado's Daniel Bard have been linked to the Emerald City in those scenarios.

The Mariners have odds set at +12000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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