Garrett Jones and Mark Teixeira homered, Masahiro Tanaka gave up one run over seven innings in his return from the disabled list and the New York Yankees completed a three-game sweep of Seattle Mariners with a 3-1 victory Wednesday.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly on the verge of giving their ace Clayton Kershaw a record-setting extension. Should it go through, the Dodgers might be done spending this offseason, which would take them out of the running to land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
Seattle might have to outbid a dozen teams for the right-handed ace.
After splurging for the No. 1 free agent in Major League Baseball at the price of $240 million, there are indications that the Seattle Mariners are just about out of money.
Acquiring Tanaka could cost $80-100 million in total, and the club still has other needs on top of starting pitching, but signing Japan’s best available arm would be another huge step away from the bowels of mediocrity and toward the light of winning baseball, even in the competitive American League West.
The Seattle Mariners acquired two first basemen Wednesday. Why?