According to Larry Stone of the Seattle Times, Ken Griffey Jr. is open to returning to the Mariners as a free agent. Griffey’s agent, Brian Goldberg, said that his client is “open minded” about returning to play in Seattle, where he played for 11 seasons.
Goldberg added that Griffey wants to talk with the White Sox about returning to play in Chicago. The White Sox declined Griffey’s $16MM option this week.
Griffey, who hit .249/.353/.424 last year, has said that he wants to play for three more seasons.