MLB rumors roundup for Dec. 1


With the non-tender deadline just a day away, the Seattle Mariners are "trying hard" to deal first baseman/outfielder Mark Trumbo, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Trumbo, 29, is eligible for his third year of salary arbitration this offseason and is projected to take home around $9 million in 2016. While the M's could easily tender a contract to Trumbo and still look to deal him, it's likely that they will do all they can to move the veteran sooner rather than later.

One team that's interested is the Colorado Rockies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. While the Rockies' biggest need this offseason is pitching help, Trumbo would fill the team's hole at first base and provide more power to an already-loaded offense.

The M's have already made several moves this offseason but are showing no signs of slowing down. In addition to trying to trade Trumbo, Seattle is showing interest in free-agent outfielder Nori Aoki, Dutton also reports.

Here are a few other rumors making their way around the league today: