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Mariners Shopping Batista?

The Mariners are reportedly shopping pitcher Miguel Batista, the Seattle News Tribune is reporting. Batista, who will make 9 million dollars this season, went 4-14 with a 6.26 ERA in 44 games last season. Batista has given up six earned runs in 10.1 innings this spring. Batista, 38, won 16 games last season with a 4.29 ERA in 33 starts for the Mariners.

Sources with knowledge of the Mariners thinking say that the Mariners will try to trade a portion of his salary before releasing him. Batista has been more of a ground ball pitcher over the course of his career, so if the Mariners are willing to take on his salary, he could be moved.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.