Free agent Jarrod Washburn feels the lure of playing close to his Wisconsin home and has drawn interest from Milwaukee and Minnesota, but admits the Seattle Mariners are on his short list of teams.
In an e-mail to Foxsports.com, Washburn talks of the Mariners almost wistfully:
"Not saying it will happen, but I know I enjoyed my time there, my wife and kids loved it there, and I think they have some interest," Washburn said. "So, I see that as a possibility."
"The Twins and Brewers are both on the radar for me. The thought of playing close to home has always appealed to me, and I think both of those teams would be good fits for me."
The veteran lefty, 35, has a 107-109 career record and spent nearly four years with Seattle before being traded last summer to Detroit.
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