Mariners still in the market for extra offense

Otto Greule Jr

Seattle still wants to add another big bat this offseason.

The Seattle Mariners are in play for a number of free agents as they look to add offense. General Manager Jack Zduriencik made just one move during the Winter Meeting, signing outfielder Jason Bay to one-year deal, but was in talks with many other players and clubs.

The good news for the Mariners is that many key free agents still remain unsigned, including Josh Hamilton, Nick Swisher, and Kevin Youkilis. As the MLB.com's Greg Johns reports, the team is still working hard on the market:

"We have a lot of discussions going with different angles and we’ll see where it goes," Zduriencik said Monday afternoon. "We’re trying to be fairly aggressive and try to do something to bring other opportunities here."

The Mariners were 27th in runs scored last season, last in team batting average, and last in team slugging percentage. The club is currently working on moving the fences in at Safeco Field in hopes of attracting more offensive talent. The stadium has been one of the toughest places to hit in the MLB since it opened in 1999, especially for right-handed hitters.

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