According to ESPN, the Mariners are close to acquiring Casey Kotchman from the Sox. It appears that it will probably be in exchange for at least one minor league prospect, and probably not much more than that. There is very little information known, but Seattle is in need of a corner infielder since Adrian Beltre signed with the Sox yesterday. Kotchman would get a ton more playing time in the Northwest than with Boston, making it a win-win-win situation for both ball clubs and Kotchman. More information to come.