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Mariners Nearing Deal With Ichiro Suzuki

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The Seattle Mariners are looking to bring one of the most popular and successful players in franchise history back to the team.

The Mariners are closing in on a deal with free agent Ichiro Suzuki, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the deal could be finalized later today or tomorrow.

Ichiro will fill an obvious need for the Mariners in the outfield.

Ben Gamel is out for up to six weeks due to an oblique strain, Mitch Haniger is dealing with tendinitis in his hand, and Guillermo Heredia is working his way back from shoulder surgery back in October.

Ichiro arrived in Seattle back in 2001 and had an epic debut, winning a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger, as well as the AL Rookie of the Year and AL MVP award.

While Ichiro, 44, is not the player he once was and although he had career lows during limited playing time with the Miami Marlins last season, he had a solid year in 2016 to suggest he still has enough in the tank to help out Seattle if he can bounce back.

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Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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