Sources: M's to trade Hall for Kotchman

Updated: January 5, 2010, 11:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Seattle Mariners are expected to acquire first baseman Casey Kotchman from the Boston Red Sox in return for Bill Hall and at least one minor leaguer, according to major-league sources.

If the trade is completed as planned, Kotchman would be penciled in as the Mariners' starting first baseman.

Hall, an infielder-outfielder, was acquired by the Mariners from Milwaukee in August. He started at short for the Brewers in 2006, but also has played second and third and all three outfield ...

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