The Mariners have had interest in White Sox' outfielder Dayan Viciedo for years, and a report yesterday from ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes indicated that they are going to pursue him once again this summer. Despite their interest, the sides have had "no significant talks at all" about a deal recently, according to a league source.
Edes mentioned Mariners' right-hander Brandon Maurer as a trade chip that could entice the White Sox, but word is that the White Sox front office hasn't discussed the Mariners' farm system in a few weeks. The sides could potentially match up on a deal as we move closer to the trade deadline, but nothing appears remotely close at this time.
The Giants and Red Sox have both been mentioned as potential fits for Viciedo, who is hitting .252 with 10 HR and 30 RBI this season. The 25-year old would entice any team looking for a power bat from the right side.