Mariners beat writer keeps hearing the St. Louis Cardinals put in a claim on Washburn, but he can't say it for certain. Buster Olney has also been linked to hearing the Cardinals claimed Washburn.
If that's the case, I'm wondering what kind of return (if any) Seattle is looking for? I can't see us giving up more than a simple prospect and that's if SEA is covering a substantial amount of his remaining contract.
Washburn's contract is not desirable at $9.375 million owed next season.
Washburn may make sense for the remainder of this season with Carpenter's status up-in-the-air, but I don't think I want him in a Cardinal uniform next season.
Anyone heard anything else about this or have any thoughts?