Cleveland Indians: 2 Mariners trade targets to watch this series

Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Yusei Kikuchi, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners
Cleveland Indians trade target Yusei Kikuchi #18 of the Seattle Mariners (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

2 Seattle Mariners trade targets to watch this series for the Cleveland Indians

After making a trade earlier this week, the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners will oppose each other for a weekend series at Progressive Field, beginning a seven-game homestand for the Tribe. While the deal was one of small magnitude, Cleveland and Seattle are at least talking trade already. Could another deal be on the horizon?

The most recent deal between the two clubs saw Jake Bauers go the Mariners for either a player to be named or cash in return to Cleveland. Again, not a huge trade, but ahead of the series there’s a good chance Bauers’ first game in his new uniform will be against his old one.

With a little over a month remaining between now and the trade deadline there’s still a high chance that Cleveland will be involved with another trade, one way or another. It might not be a groundbreaking move, but a move of some sort should almost be expected after the Bauers deal.

If that’s the case, then fans of the Tribe might be getting a glimpse of some potential targets in the upcoming series against the Seattle Mariners. While Seattle doesn’t have a many players that fit into what Cleveland could be looking for at the deadline, there are a couple that could create intrigue.

Now, the Bauers deal does make it seem less likely. If there was a player in Seattle that really interested Cleveland, then the Bauers trade may have been expanded beyond just one player. Nevertheless, the two clubs are at least talking and taking a look at the other’s roster. That could foster another deal before the deadline.

With all that being said, here are two players that fans of the Cleveland Indians should keep an eye on during the upcoming weekend series with the Seattle Mariners. They might just be making the move to Cleveland in the near future.

Check out some of our other trade deadline talk:

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