Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that the Mariners could emerge as a suitor for free agent outfielder Michael Bourn.
The Mariners have cast a wide net to upgrade their offense this offseason, as they have been connected to power bats and corner outfielders like Josh Hamilton, Justin Upton and Michael Morse, but Bourn is apparently on their list of potential targets. It would be a bit of an odd fit, as the Mariners already have a fine center fielder in Franklin Gutierrez, but he has had a really tough time staying healthy. It's believed that Bourn is looking for a deal north of B.J. Upton's recent five-year, $75.25 million deal with the Braves, but the market for center fielders is shrinking quickly. The Phillies are among the other teams in the mix for Bourn.