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Brandon League is going, going…

Jul 29, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

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To the Giants?

ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are close to dealing reliever Brandon League to an undisclosed team that isn’t the Braves or Rangers. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Hank Schulman is hearing that it might be the Giants, while Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says the Mariners and White Sox have discussed League.

League was 37-for-42 saving games for Seattle last year, but he lost his job in May and hasn’t been able to regain it from Tom Wilhelmsen, even though his ERA is down to 3.05. He could spend the rest of the season as a setup man or a closer, depending on what team he’s traded to. He’ll be a free agent for the first time this winter.

6:25 p.m. EDT update: A deal must not be that close: League is currently working the eighth inning with the Mariners up 5-2.

  1. soundsofsuccess7 - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    the Angels had been looking at bullpen help..

  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Anyone scouting League probably is having second thoughts after today’s performance. He was responsible for three hits, three runs and one out.

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