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Report: Schmidt Staying In San Francisco

Jayson Stark is reporting that Jason Schmidt will not be traded by Brian Sabean.

The Mariners and Mets were two teams interested in the ace.

Via ESPN


Mariners Acquire Broussard From Cleveland

The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman Ben Broussard from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday for a minor league outfielder.

The Indians sent Broussard and cash to the Mariners for Shin-Soo Choo and a player to be named later.

Via Seattle PI


ESPN Fires Harold Reynolds

Harold Reynolds has been with ESPN for the past 11 years, but he was fired on Monday, according to the New York Post.

The reason was not immediately known.

"We are not going to comment," The Post quotes ESPN vice president Josh Krulewitz.

Reynolds did not return calls to The Post.

Via The Columbus Dispatch


Beltre Becomes San Diego's No. 1 Target

The Padres are interested in making a trade for Adrian Beltre.

The Mariners likely will entertain offers for Beltre only if they fall out of contention by the July 31 non-waiver deadline. The Padres have identified Beltre as their No. 1 target, FOXSports.com has learned.

Via FoxSports


Seattle Becomes Major Player For Soriano

The Washington Nationals, fresh with the possibility that the Seattle Mariners will become a serious contender to acquire left fielder Alfonso Soriano, have started scouting the Mariners' system for prospects. Scouting director Dana Brown and another scout watched the Mariners' game on Monday in New York against the Yankees.

In addition, director of player personnel Bob Boone has recently seen the Mariners' top farm club, Class AAA Tacoma, as the Nationals try to learn as much as possible about Seattle's talent pool. The Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are among the other possible suitors for Soriano.

Via Washington Times


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