But even after acquiring Hernandez to go along with Silver Slugger and Rookie of the Year Julio Rodriguez, it appears that the Mariners are not done shopping for potential outfielders.
Morosi notes that left field appears to be the priority as of now.
Even with Julio Rodríguez in center and Teoscar Hernández in right, the #Mariners are not done looking at outfielders. I'm told they're considering upgrades in left field, where internal options include Winker, Haggerty, Moore, and Kelenic. @MLBNetwork @SeattleSports
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 16, 2022
Mariners Still Searching For Outfield Upgrades
Adding another outfielder via trade would be another option.
They could even potentially emerge as a surprise suitor for Aaron Judge.
For now, the starting outfield consists of Rodriguez, Hernandez, and Winker.
Winker had a down year after being acquired from the Cincinnati Reds.
The 29-year-old hit just .219 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI and had a less than stellar OPS of .688.
Seattle could potentially trade him while his value is still high and get a decent return for him.
The Mariners are fortunate to have plenty of depth in their outfield.
Options such as Taylor Trammel and Kyle Lewis could emerge in spring training should they decide to stick with internal candidates, but by the looks of it, the Mariners are not done seeking outfield upgrades.