Another deal with Jerry Dipoto and the Seattle Mariners would appear to be off the table after the Boston Red Sox traded infielder Luis Urías last week.
Urías was shipped to the Pacific Northwest in exchange for relief pitcher Isaiah Campbell. The acquisition by Seattle likely ends any trade discussions that may have occurred between the Mariners and Cincinnati Reds involving Jonathan India.
The Mariners had been a popular destination for India among fans and pundits due to Seattle's need for infield help and a right-handed bat. Adding Urías should quell the chatter involving the Reds second baseman.
Cross this team off the list of possible Jonathan India trade destinations
The Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners have been frequent trade partners in recent years. Cincinnati shipped Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez to Seattle before the 2022 season and dealt Luis Castillo to Seatown ahead of the August 2nd trade deadline that year.
In exchange, the Reds have secured the services of third baseman Noelvi Marte and pitchers Connor Phillips, Levi Stoudt, and Brandon Williamson. One of Seattle's top infield prospects, Edwin Arroyo, was also a key piece in the trade package for Castillo in 2022.
But Reds fans should not expect another blockbuster trade with the Mariners this offseason. If Jonathan India will indeed have a new address in 2024, it's unlikely to be in the Emerald City.
Luis Urías, who used to be part of the Milwaukee Brewers organization, offers a similar profile to India. While Urías had a down-year in 2023, the Mariners are no doubt hoping to see the 26-year-old return to form next season. From 2021-2022, Urías hit .244/.340/.426 with 39 homers.
Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Nick Krall has maintained that the front office is listening to offers on Jonathan India, but are not motivated to trade the former NL Rookie of the Year.