Mariners Rumors: 3 Players Not Expected Back Next Season

The Seattle Mariners made a big step forward this season, as they made the playoffs for the first time since the 2001 season. Although their playoff run did not go well, one has to feel some excitement over the state of the club. However, changes will be coming this offseason, as three pending UFAs are likely to test the market and walk. 

Mitch Haniger: Mitch Haniger is ready to hit the open market and should get plenty of interest. In 57 games this season, he had 11 home runs and a .246 batting average. Had it not been for injuries, he was on pace to have another year with impressive power numbers. Teams looking for more pop in their outfield will surely make a push for him.

Adam Frazier: After an All-Star campaign split between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres last season, Adam Frazier struggled with the Mariners. In 156 games, he had three home runs, 42 RBIs, and a low .238 batting average. However, given his recent past success, expect him to get interest in the open market and find a new home. 

Carlos Santana: The Mariners are likely to move on from Carlos Santana as well. After joining Seattle midseason from the Kansas City Royals, he had a solid 15 home runs in 79 games but also a disastrous .192 batting average. Look for Seattle to make an upgrade.

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