SEATTLE—A person familiar with the talks says the Red Sox and 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 for defense, 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.