After acquiring All-Star outfielder Teoscar Hernandez from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitchers Erik Swanson and Adam Macko, the Seattle Mariners made it clear that they were not done adding pieces to their roster, or even in their outfield.
A recent update from MLB insider Jon Morosi suggests that the Mariners may be looking to add yet another piece from the outside.
According to Morosi, the Mariners have been checking in with the Milwaukee Brewers on the availability of veteran second baseman Kolten Wong.
Wong’s club option for 2023 was exercised by the Brewers, meaning he still has another year before he hits free agency.
Wong is coming off a year in which he posted a career-high 118 OPS+.
Sources: #Mariners have inquired with #Brewers on availability of 2B Kolten Wong, who has 1 year left before free agency. Wong, a left-handed hitter, is coming off a career-high 118 OPS+. @MLB @MLBNetwork @SeattleSports
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 17, 2022
Mariners In On Wong
With Adam Frazier having not panned out, the Mariners could possibly have an opening at second base, which Wong would fill quite nicely if acquired from the Brewers.
Wong is a two-time Gold Glove Award winner and could give the Mariners a solid boost defensively.
He could also serve as a sort of catalyst at the top of their lineup.
The 32-year-old hit .251 with 15 home runs and 47 RBI during the regular season.
Wong played the first eight seasons of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals before signing in Milwaukee after the 2020 season.
Now, Wong could find himself on the move again, if the Mariners and the Brewers can put together a deal.
Wong would give the Mariners one of, if not the best defensive second baseman in all of baseball and a veteran presence in the clubhouse.