The Mets, Yankees and Padres have asked the Mariners about 2B Dustin Ackley (Heyman, Dec. 10).
9:30 am: Ackley is popular, teams ask about him often, “which is typical at this time of year,” but he’s not likely to be traded, a person close to the team said late Tuesday (Cerrone).
Ackley, 25, is arbitration eligible each of the next three seasons, after which he can be a free agent.
He .253 with a .319 OBP, .660 OPS, 18 doubles, four HR and 31 RBI in 113 games for the Mariners. He’s played second base, first and outfield during his professional career.