Seattle Mariners trade rumors have the team trying to nab another starting pitcher. These Mariners trade rumors appear to have picked up after it was revealed that Hisashi Iwakuma would miss the beginning of the regular season with a finger injury. A report from Friday morning (Feb. 14) indicates that the team is working hard to find an answer through either a deal with another team or through a free agent signing.
It is being reported that the team has "touched base" with the representatives of both Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez recently. This could mean that overtures are being made to see where their current demands stand and whether it would be affordable to sign either free agent starting pitcher. This comes in conjunction with the team putting a hold on negotiations with outfielder Nelson Cruz, possibly suggesting that the team might need the money it would pay him to sign someone else.
Amid all the talk of signing another player or two this offseason, many Seattle Mariners trade rumors have also surfaced. There has been talk of a deal to acquire David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays as well as inquiries with the Chicago Cubs about the availability of Jeff Samardzija. Both pitchers could look good as the No. 3 pitcher in the Seattle starting rotation, but deals for either one do not appear imminent.
It appears that general manager Jack Zduriencik is working hard on something behind the scenes, so there is also the possibility that a surprise acquisition could be on the horizon.
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