Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Mariners recently scouted the Phillies’ Marlon Byrd.
Makes sense, as they could use a righty with pop. Byrd has 18 homers and has driven in 52 runs this season and has a .261/.313/.481 batting line. He’s not super expensive either, as he is on a two-year $16 million deal. And of course, Byrd could DH in Seattle.
The Mariners unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. earlier this year at Safeco Field, featuring the slugger in his famous follow-through seen after each of his 630 career home runs. Chris Daniels of KING 5 News in Seattle reported on Tuesday evening that someone had stolen the bat from the statue.
Thankfully, the Seattle Police Department announced that the bat has been recovered and a suspect has been arrested. They expect to provide more details later. Daniels reports the Mariners have confirmed the news.
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.