The Mariners are talking with the Indians about bringing Luis Valbuena back to Seattle, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Mariners need a second baseman after non-tendering Jose Lopez (Chone Figgins can now return to third base after playing second last season), and new Mariners manager Eric Wedge is familiar with Valbuena from his days in Cleveland. Valbuena started his career in Seattle, playing 18 games with the Mariners in 2008 before they shipped him out in a three-team trade with the Indians and Mets. Valbuena batted just .193/.273/.258 in 91 big-league games in 2010, so he's not exactly a solution to the Mariners' offensive woes.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post notes that the Mariners, along with the Astros, are also looking at outfielder/DH Jack Cust.
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