The Seattle Mariners have called the Los Angeles Dodgers repeatedly about Andre Ethier, and while the Dodgers' intention is to open the season with him as their right fielder, they have told other teams all winter that they're always willing to listen to offers. As of now, the Mariners haven't been moved to present any, sources say.
Olney notes it’s the Dodgers’ intention to open the season with Ethier in right field, but he adds that the club is willing to listen to offers on him. However, at this point the Mariners “haven’t been moved to present any” to Los Angeles.
The Mariners have been pursuing offense throughout the winter. Considering they’ve missed out on free agent targets such as Josh Hamilton, Nick Swisher and Cody Ross, Seattle may be forced to get creative in order to add to their lineup.
While Olney seems to be leaving room for a potential Ethier trade to Mariners, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports Seattle and Los Angeles haven’t talked “in weeks.”