Casey Kotchman Traded to Mariners

SportsFootballCasey KotchmanBoston Red SoxSeattle MarinersBill Hall

A person familiar with the talks says the Red Soxand Mariners are working on a trade that would send first baseman

Casey Kotchman from Boston to Seattle.

The 26-year-old Kotchman, a .269 career hitter known fordefense, joined Boston on July 31 in a trade with Atlanta.

In return for Kotchman, 26, a former first-round pick, the Mariners will send the Red Sox utility player

Bill Hall, plus a low-tier minor leaguer and cash. Kotchman is a former 13th overall draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels, but will join his fourth team in less than three years after delivering underwhelming offensive results the past two seasons.

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