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Report: Mariners, Yankees considering Twins' Josh Willingham

Report: Mariners, Yankees considering Twins' Josh Willingham Photo: Ann Heisenfelt/Associated Press

The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners are interested in Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham as the trade deadline approaches, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.

MLB's non-waiver trade deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Both the Yankees and the Mariners are currently out of playoff position. New York is  4.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. New York and Seattle are both two games out of the second Wild Card spot.  

Willingham is batting .219 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 58 games for the Twins, who are 48-57 and in last place in the AL Central. Willingham, 35, will become a free agent in the offseason and is making $7 million this season.

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