Seattle Mariners Reportedly Signing Corey Hart; Trade Carter Capps
There normally isn't much talk about the Seattle Mariners during the winter meetings, but this year looks to be different. After agreeing to a massive contract with Robinson Cano last week, The Mariners have now added first baseman Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins and have also reportedly snagged former Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart.
Morrison comes over in a trade for Mariners relief pitcher Carter Capps. Hart's deal, though still unconfirmed, is speculated to be a one year deal with a base salary of $5 million. Hart told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
I can't get into specifics right now, but this was a family decision based on a lot of factors. The Mariners showed they were sincerely interested in me and made a strong push. No hard feelings toward Brewers. This was just the best thing to do for me and my family.
I am guessing this means we won't see Justin Smoak in an M's uniform this season. Hart is coming off a double knee surgery and could potentially be playing first base. While Morrison, who played first with Miami, could play right field. Morales did not resign, leaving both spots available this season. At the same time, potentially leaving Smoak out of the lineup.
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[Via Yahoo Sports]