SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and San Diego accomplished a seven-player trade Sunday night time, with catcher Austin Nola becoming a member of the contending Padres and prized outfield prospect Taylor Trammel going to the Mariners as centerpieces of the deal.
Seattle despatched Nola and right-handed relievers Austin Adams and Dan Altavilla to the Padres, whereas Trammell led an inventory of children headed again to the Mariners. Also going to Seattle is infielder Ty France, catcher Luis Torres and reliever Andres Munoz.
Nola has the flexibility to play a number of positions. He performed first, second and third base, and each nook outfield positions final season for Seattle. This season, Nola has began 23 video games behind the plate and two at first base.
Nola is hitting .306 with 5 dwelling runs and 19 RBIs in 29 video games, and his protection behind the plate has been praised by Seattle supervisor Scott Servais after Nola got here up by the minors as a center infielder. He’s the older brother of Phillies ace Aaron Nola.
Altavilla has been part of Seattle’s bullpen since 2016 however has appeared in additional than 22 video games solely as soon as. This season, Altavilla is 1-2 with a 7.71 ERA in 13 appearances.
Adams has not pitched this season whereas nonetheless recovering after tearing his ACL final September. Adams took part within the early levels of Seattle’s summer season camp, however the staff admitted he was pushed somewhat too quickly and wished to wait till he was absolutely recovered.
Trammell is ranked as the No. four prospect within the Padres group, whereas Munoz – who was thought-about San Diego’s nearer of the long run earlier than present process Tommy John surgical procedure in March – made his debut within the majors final season.
”We are excited to add 4 gifted gamers to the Mariners group, all of whom are taking part in of their age-25 or youthful seasons,” Seattle common supervisor Jerry Dipoto mentioned in an announcement.
It’s a large haul for Seattle and provides one other piece to a future group of outfielders that might assist the Mariners finish their playoff drought. Trammell joins a bunch that features present heart fielder Kyle Lewis and prime prospects Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez, all of whom ought to be within the majors within the subsequent two years.
Trammell was traded from Cincinnati to San Diego final yr on the trade deadline.
Munoz appeared in 22 video games final season for the Padres and was recurrently clocked above 100 mph along with his fastball. He had a 3.91 ERA in 22 appearances.
France has appeared in 20 video games this season for the Padres and is hitting .309 with two dwelling runs and 10 RBIs and may play each nook infield positions.
Later, the Padres acquired veteran catcher Jason Castro from the Los Angeles Angels for right-handed reliever Gerardo Reyes.
Castro can be a free agent this winter after agreeing to a $6.85 million, one-year take care of the Angels in January. The 33-year-old batted .192 with two homers and 6 RBIs over his 18 video games with Los Angeles, however the longtime Astros and Twins backstop is a robust defensive catcher and usually a stable hitter who has produced at the least 10 homers in six seasons of his profession.
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