Seattle Mariners News: Five Non-Tendered Players Who Could Help The M’s

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Sep 10, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago Cubs pitcher

Wesley Wright

(53) throws against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Wesley Wright

What do you do with a perfectly good reliever who doesn’t register all too many strikeouts? If you’re the Chicago Cubs, the answer is “get rid of him.” Which brings us Wesley Wright, Free Agent. Wright’s going to be 30 next year, and was projected to earn about $1.5 million next season. He just posted a 3.17 ERA and 3.44 FIP in 48.1 innings. Oh yeah, and he’s left handed.

The Cubs have set Wright free, and their loss should be the M’s gain. His strikeouts are just a hair under league average, but many hairs above Joe Beimel. This was one of the more surprising non-tenders of the year, and the Mariners might have to outbid the field for Wright’s services. But even for, say, $3 million on a one-year deal, Wright is probably a worthy pick-up.