by Cutter Hicks, Sports 1140 KHTK

The Oakland Athletics’ RHP Sonny Gray has been a hot topic nearing the trade deadline, with many teams from the Yankees to the Cubs showing interest.

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The newest addition to the “in the mix” list is divisional rival Seattle Mariners, per ESPN.com’s Mark Feinsand.

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A source with knowledge of the team’s thinking told Feinsand that Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto might be preparing to make a run for the A’s right-hander. Feinsand quoted the source as well in his report:

“He is going for it these next two years,” the source said, noting that although Seattle’s system is somewhat depleted, Dipoto has shown a willingness to make big moves. “If he is going for it, he might as well go completely in.”

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Gray, 27, is making $3.575 million this season, having agreed to a one-year deal last January to avoid arbitration. The right-hander is eligible for arbitration in each of the next two offseasons, leaving him under team control through the end of the 2019 campaign.