Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:45:49 UTSeattle and Arizona pulled off a five-player trade Wednesday night, with the Mariners acquiring speedy infielder Jean Segura and the Diamondbacks getting right-hander Taijuan Walker as the centerpieces of the deal. Segura immediately projects as Seattle's leadoff hitter and starting shortstop, solidifying an infield that already includes All-Star sluggers Kyle Seager at third base and Robinson Cano at second. [...] getting Segura meant the Mariners had to give up on the inconsistent Walker, a power arm who has showed occasional flashes of brilliance. A touted prospect, the 24-year-old Walker went 8-11 with a 4.22 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 25 starts for Seattle last season. Segura, an All-Star in 2013 with Milwaukee, is an immediate upgrade at shortstop for Seattle, which went 86-76 last season and finished three games out of a playoff spot. Haniger was the Diamondbacks' minor league player of the year after hitting .321 with 25 homers and 94 RBIs between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 03:43:10 UT
The Seattle Mariners acquired shortstop Jean Segura, the 2016 National League hits leader, in exchange for former top prospect Taijuan Walker and shortstop Ketel Marte in a Wednesday trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mon, 7 Nov 2016 17:32:14 UT
The Seattle Mariners added a veteran presence behind the plate by reportedly agreeing to a deal for catcher Carlos Ruiz. Veteran MLB reporter Jon Heyman, now with Fan Rag Sports, reported Sunday that M's GM Jerry Dipoto acquired Ruiz, a former All-Star, from the Los Angeles Dodgers via trade. The Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough reported Seattle will send left-handed reliever Vidal Nuno to L.A. in return.