The Seattle Mariners are among the teams interested in free
agent outfielder Cody Ross, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:
Source: #Mariners among teams interested in free-agent OF Cody Ross.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 7, 2012
The Mariners have seemingly been tied to every available potential impact bat on the market. While they are reportedly a real suitor for Josh Hamilton, they appear to be spreading their nets around in hopes of not leaving the winter stage without additional offense. Seattle signed outfielder Jason Bay this week.
Ross signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Boston Red Sox last offseason. Following his productive 2012 campaign he’s reportedly seeking a deal in the range of the three-year, $21 million contract Josh Willingham signed with the Minnesota Twins last winter.
Last season with the Red Sox Ross hit .267/.326/.481 with 34 doubles and 22 home runs. The 31-year-old has hit .262/.324/.460 over nine seasons at the major league level.