In the wide-ranging podcast, Dipoto said the club would be willing to play designated hitter Nelson Cruz in the outfield several times a week to open a spot for Ohtani to hit next season if he signed with the Mariners. Dipoto acknowledged last week's trade of hard-throwing relief prospect Thyago Vieira to the White Sox for international bonus money was made largely with the goal of accumulating more money to compete for the Japanese star.
None of the Mariners' premier prospects fit those categories, and the club chose not to protect any of the others who become eligible this year, which includes outfielder Ian Miller, who was last season's Mariners Minor League Hitter of the Year after splitting time between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma. Miller is the Mariners' No. 22 ranked prospect, per MLBPipeline.com.
The Mariners recently declined a $10 million club option for 2018 on Iwakuma's last contract. Given his injury situation, any deal Iwakuma signs would likely either be a Minor League contract or a minimal Major League deal with incentives. The 36-year-old was one of Seattle's top starters from 2012-16, but was 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA in six starts last season before being sidelined the remainder of the year with shoulder issues.
Dipoto says Mariners will put full-court press on for Ohtani and even willing to play Nelson Cruz in outfield a few days a week if needed to let Ohtani DH. Interesting stuff from a new weekly podcast he’ll be doing. https://t.co/ggtcyfR9Qdhttps://t.co/iBM3GvCKpI
In new podcast, Dipoto says Mariners will put full-court press on for Ohtani and even willing to play Nelson Cruz in outfield a few days a week if needed to let Ohtani DH. Interesting stuff. https://t.co/ggtcyfR9Qdhttps://t.co/WzheVPIws2
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