Quick Hits: Mariners, Rangers, Astros, Hendry

Some Quick Hits for Saturday night..

  • The Mariners are looking for bullpen help in addition to bats and they've shown interest in what the Padres have, sources tell Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter).  However, the M's aren't likely to overpay for a rental and they'd much prefer players under who are under control for '12 (also via Twitter).
  • The Rangers appear to be close to another international signing, writes Enrique Rojas for ESPNDallas.com.  The club is nearing a deal with Dominican pitcher Pedro Payano for $500-600K.
  • A few inexpensive international signings went down today.  The Astros signed Venezuelan shortstop Arturo Michelena for $220K according to Ben Badler of Baseball America.  The Braves signed Iosif Bernal, a Panamanian outfielder, for a $230K bonus and the Indians inked Dominican outfielder Francisco Miguel for $200K, writes Badler.  The Cardinals signed Venezuelan catcher Jose Godoy for $200K, says Badler.
  • Cubs GM Jim Hendry said that he's not concerned about what other people have to say about his job security in an interview on ESPN1000.

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