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Mariners, Indians in talks with Mark Trumbo

The market for Trumbo is starting to develop.

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The Mariners and Indians are among the teams in talks with free agent Mark Trumbo, according to’s Greg Johns and FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Cleveland seems to be conducting a comprehensive search for a right-handed bat, and because Trumbo is a candidate to play at first base and would add power, the Indians might view him as a reasonable option.

The Indians have also been linked to Mike Napoli and Edwin Encarnacion, and adding Trumbo would similarly result in him on occasion splitting time with Carlos Santana at first base.

While the Indians are seeking first base depth, Trumbo would likely join Seattle’s outfield. Trumbo would also join a Seattle lineup that already features Robinson Cano, Jean Segura and Nelson Cruz.

Trumbo, 30, batted .256/.316/.533 with 47 home runs and 108 RBIs over 159 games with the Orioles last season. Though he is just a career .252 hitter, Trumbo would adds notable power and might receive an extensive deal this winter.