Mariners Trade For Athletics’ Yonder Alonso

Associated Press

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a trade with the Oakland Athletics that will land them first baseman Yonder Alonso in return for minor league outfielder Boog Powell, the team announced on Snuday.

“Surprised but excited, going to a team that is one game out of the playoffs,” Alonso said via¬†the San Francisco Chronicle.

“I get to play some meaningful baseball, which will be probably the first time in my career I’ll be able to do that. I’m ecstatic.”

“I can’t thank the Oakland A’s enough for the opportunity they gave me,” Alonso said. “They believed in me and helped me mature and recharge my career.”

Alonso, 30, is batting .266 with a career-high 22 home runs and 49 RBIs, a career year for the 1st baseman.

Powell has hit .194 with zero home runs and 2 RBIs in 23 games with the Mariners this season.