Hamilton finished 2012 with a .285 average, 128 runs batted in and a career-best 43 home runs.
The Mariners were rumored to be interested in every living person to ever hold a baseball bat over their lifetime.
Seattle Mariners officials met with free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton at baseball's Winter Meetings on Sunday and are at least exploring the possibility of signing him, according to a report.
The Boston Red Sox signed Mike Napoli to a three-year contract in a blow to the Seattle Mariners' offseason plans.
The Seattle Mariners have re-signed Robert Andino, soon after the team made the versatile infielder a free-agent.