Thursday, May 29, 2008
Scott Hatteberg, who was recently DFA'd by the Reds, has been linked to the Mets recently, but it appears the Mariners are his top suitor. Hatteberg has lived in Seattle most his life and they would love to bring him in to replace Richie Sexson, who has a .197 OBP through May.
Hatteberg put up good numbers last year for the Reds, but struggled to find his swing in a pinch hit role. Moving back to a starting role could benefit him, and it would definitely benefit the struggling Mariners.