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Mariners Rumors: Trading with the Padres for Eric Hosmer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - JULY 18: Eric Hosmer #30 of the San Diego Padres hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)

After the Padres traded for Adam Frazier, they found themselves a bit over the competitive balance tax. The first-time penalty for going over isn’t awful, but they find themselves with too many players, making too much money, who all should be seeing playing time. Could the Mariners take advantage and get two birds with one stone in Eric Hosmer?