Mariners In Talks With Cruz, Maybe Rodney


The Mariners, who’ve already landed the big free-agent fish in star second baseman Robinson Cano, are now in talks with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz while also eying closer Fernando Rodney.

There’s a belief Seattle is amenable to a multiyear deal for Cruz, perhaps two years, with maybe an option or possibly even a guaranteed third year. There’s been a lot of speculation about Cruz and the Mariners throughout the offseason, but the suggestion now is that things have gotten a bit more serious within the past few days.

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