Unable to make offers to free agents from other teams just yet, the Seattle Mariners have been involved in talks with at least three of their own free agents – Jack Wilson, Russell Branyan and Ken Griffey Jr. – and made offers to two of them.
Shortstop Wilson and first baseman-designated hitter Branyan have apprently been given contract offers, Wilson’s a multi-year deal.
Neither has accepted and negotiations continue.
As for Junior, the team and Griffey’s agent, Brian Goldberg, have talked several times and both sides seem receptive to bringing him back in a diminished role.
In fact, it’s not out of the question that Griffey and Mike Sweeney could each return to the Mariners for 2010