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Mariners acquire Jose Vidro from Nationals


WASHINGTON -- Second baseman Jose Vidro would be sent to the Seattle Mariners by the Washington Nationals for two prospects in a tentative trade that is pending physicals for all players involved, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

It is believed the Nationals would receive outfielder Chris Snelling and right-hander Emiliano Fruto. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been completed.

Spokesmen for Seattle and Washington declined comment, and Nationals president Stan Kasten wrote in an e-mail: "I'm never able to comment on deals until after they've been consummated."

In a telephone interview with The Washington Post, posted on its Web site Wednesday night, Vidro spoke about the trade.

"I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to go to the American League and play for a team that has a pretty good shot," he said. "They have a legitimate lineup, and they're going to sign some pitchers. It's looking very good."