Despite bringing in Mark Trumbo to help their struggling offense, the Mariners may not be done bringing in the bats. Seattle scouted Phillies outfielder Ben Revere during the Phillies series against the Reds, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.
As a team the Mariners are hitting .239, 4th worst in all of baseball, so it comes as no surprise that they will be looking to add another bat to their lineup. Revere, 27, has seen himself get displaced in left field by Cody Asche, who was relocated after the Phillies called up Maikel Franco. Center field is being manned by Rule 5 draft pick Odubel Herrera. The only thing saving Revere could be the troubling play in right field.
Jeff Francoeur and Grandy Sizemore have been the two getting the most time there, and Domonic Brown is still with the organization and could get another chance at some point. Revere is hitting .270 with a .312 on-base percentage in 2015, which isn't the .306 hitting Revere that we saw in 2014.
Still, the 2015 version of Revere would be an upgrade for the Mariners. Their left fielders have combined to hit .199 with a .283 on-base percentage. Most of the time has been played by Dustin Ackley, who is hitting .198. His platoon partner Ricky Weeks is hitting worse at .163.
Revere is making $4.1 million in 2015 and as a Super Two player, has two more arbitration years before being eligible for free agency after the 2017 campaign, being an attractive option for a team needing some more offense.