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MLB trade rumors: Mariners reportedly interested in Brennan Boesch

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Seattle is looking at the Tigers outfielder in case Josh Hamilton signs elsewhere.

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Mariners are going to get outfield help this offseason. Whether they sign a blockbuster free-agent like Josh Hamilton or commit to a series of smaller moves has yet to be seen. One of the latter options appears to be Tigers' outfielder Brennan Boesch, who has drawn the interest of the Mariners, according to Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi.

The lefty-swinging outfielder has shown he can be an above-average hitter, sporting a .799 OPS in 2011. He has also struggled with consistency, seeing his OPS drop to .659 in 2012. The former third-round pick is in his first year of arbitration and would be under team control until 2016.

The Mariners previously signed Jason Bay to an outfield that includes Franklin Guitierrez, Michael Saunders and Casper Wells. Boesch, like Bay, would be another lottery ticket for the Ms to put in their pocket and hope to get above-average production from at the plate.

Morosi thinks the Tigers are interested in acquiring left-handed relief help, with Oliver Perez, Lucas Luetge and Charlie Furbush mentioned as possible pieces.