Dodgers Rumors: Mariners Interested in Andre Ethier?

While there is still “no real evidence” that the Los Angeles Dodgers are shopping or making available outfielder Andre Ethier, the Seattle Mariners are one team that could have interest, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

It was rumored earlier this offseason that the Dodgers would make Ethier available and sign one of the remaining free agent outfielders to fill his roster spot. However, that was when Nick Swisher and Cody Ross remained on the open market.

At this point, the only high-profile outfielder remaining is Michael Bourn, and he’s a center fielder. Since Matt Kemp currently patrols center for the Dodgers, the likelihood of them dealing Ethier to acquire Bourn doesn’t appear to be high.

Rather than pursue Ethier, who seems unlikely to be dealt this winter, the Mariners could continue to get creative to fill their want for additional offense. Seattle could look to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are expected to trade Justin Upton or Jason Kubel, or another team interested in dealing an outfielder.

The Mariners could also go out and sign Bourn or free agent slugger Adam LaRoche.

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