Mariners now lined up for Cruz? 

December, 21, 2013
12/21/13
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Heading into the offseason, the outfield was maybe Seattle's biggest area of need, and so far the Mariners have addressed that by resigning oft-injured center fielder Franklin Gutierrez and acquiring a pair of players in Corey Hart and Logan Morrison who many believe are better suited at first base or DH.

Considering that the need to upgrade is still there and that the signing of Shin-Soo Choo with Texas removes another option, free agent Nelson Cruz could be the last chance Seattle has to bring in a big bat.