July 20, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham (16) at bat against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE
The M's are desperate for offensive upgrades that will help the team this season, but more importantly in the next two to three years. Currently, the M's are tied for the American League's worst batting average at .231. The team does not have a player on the roster hitting above .270.
The Mariners have the American League's worst offense - 3.9 runs per game entering Sunday - and general manager Jack Zduriencik is looking for hitters who could fit into their lineup for the next two or three seasons, according to major-league sources. (Via: FOX Sports)
Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is hitting .273 with 27 home runs and 78 RBIs through 96 games. St. Louis Cardinals Allen Craig is batting .295 with 15 home runs and 51 RBIs through 60 games.
If the Mariners were to acquire Willingham, they'd have him under contract until through the end of the 2014 season. Craig would be under club control until 2016.
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