Seattle Mariners Getting Busy With Trades and Signings in The Offseason
Orioles acquire Trumbo from Mariners
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have acquired outfielder/first baseman Mark Trumbo and left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser from the Seattle Mariners for catcher Steve Clevenger.
The 29-year-old Trumbo, who is eligible for arbitration, hit .262 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs in 142 games this year with Arizona and the Mariners.
Clevenger batted .287 in 30 games with the Orioles in 2015.
Riefenhauser, dealt by Tampa Bay to Seattle in a six-player trade last month, was 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA in 24 games with the Rays over the last two seasons.
To make room on their 40-man roster, the Orioles designated right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson for assignment.
Baltimore also agreed Wednesday to a $2.6 million, one-year contract with right-hander Vance Worley, avoiding arbitration.
Rangers acquire Kivlehan as player to be named from Seattle
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers have acquired outfielder/infielder Patrick Kivlehan (KIV-luh-hann) as the player to be named in a trade last month with AL West rival Seattle.
Texas acquired Kivlehan on Wednesday, completing the Nov. 16 trade in which the Rangers also obtained right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen and outfielder James Jones for outfielder Leonys Martin and right-handed pitcher Anthony Bass.
Kivlehan hit .256 with 25 doubles, 22 home runs, and 73 RBI in 123 games with Triple-A Tacoma last season. Kivlehan played different positions for Tacoma — first base, third base, and all three outfield spots.
He was Seattle's fourth-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft out of Rutgers. He has not played in a major league game.
AP Sources: Seattle reaches agreement on deal with Nori Aoki
SEATTLE (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nori Aoki and the Seattle Mariners have agreed on a deal for the 2016 season pending a physical, according to two people with knowledge of the deal.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized or signed. The (Tacoma) News Tribune and CBS Sports first reported the agreement.
Aoki is coming off an injury-filled 2015 season with the San Francisco Giants that will lead to an extensive medical review by the Mariners.
Aoki was limited to 93 games due to a broken right leg and a severe concussion in the second half of the season. San Francisco, which turned down a $5.5 million option on Aoki last month, said Aoki was healthy and the injuries did not play a role in the decision to decline the option.