Quick Hits: Mariners, Bonderman, Athletics

On this date in 2007, the Reds traded Josh Hamilton to the Rangers for Danny Herrera and Edinson Volquez.  Here’s tonight’s look around baseball..

  • Jeremy Bonderman told Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times (on Twitter) that he’ll get a shot at cracking the Mariners‘ starting rotation.  He adds that the M’s did not go out to see him throw prior to signing him.
  • The Athletics asked to remain in the Oakland Coliseum for five more years in a proposed agreement that would delay the target for their move to San Jose until 2018, writes Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.  The A’s lease is currently set to expire after this season.  The club has waited almost four years for Commissioner Bud Selig to approve or reject the proposed move to San Jose.
  • Cuban prospects Aledmys Diaz and Dariel Alvarez are working out in Mexicali, Mexico and will audition for scouts on January 5th, a source tells Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com (on Twitter).  Alvarez, a 24-year-old outfielder, and 22-year-old shortstop Diaz were profiled by Sanchez in November.

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