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Mariners Acquire Power-Hitting Ryon Healy From Athletics

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In one of the offseason’s first notable trades Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners acquired corner infielder/designated hitter Ryon Healy from the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland received right-handed reliever Emilio Pagan and Minor League infielder Alexander Campos in return.

As MLB.com’s Greg Johns reported, the Athletics were looking to move Healy after he struggled defensively at third base in 2017 (11 errors in 77 chances). Also, after the emergence of slugging first baseman Matt Olson, Healy lost playing chances there down the stretch.

Healy, 25, hit .271/.302/.451 with 25 homers and 78 RBIs for the A’s in 2017. This followed a solid debut outing in 2016, as he hit .305 with 13 homers in 269 at-bats.

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto is excited about what the 6’5” Healy brings to the table:

“Ryon brings a power bat to our lineup at first base, while providing the flexibility to play third base as well. He adds to a growing core of productive young players who impact our present and future.”

With the departures of Yonder Alonso and Danny Valencia to free agency, the Mariners had to a hole to fill at first base prior to Wednesday’s deal.

For the Athletics, they’re getting a promising reliever in the 26-year-old Pagan. He made his Major League debut in 2017, appearing in 34 games for Seattle while posting a 3.22 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 50 1/3 innings with 56 strikeouts.

Campos, a 17-year-old from Venezuela, hit .290 in 59 games for the Dominican Summer League Mariners this past season, which was his first as a professional.

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Tigers to Sign Hector Sanchez

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The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with catcher Hector Sanchez, according to Venezuelan journalist Ignacio Serrano.

The deal includes an invitation to Spring Training.

Sanchez, 29, was released by the San Francisco Giants shortly after the start of the 2018 season, and owns a career .238/.273/.367 batting line.

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Yankees to Sign Danny Farquhar

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The New York Yankees are signing right handed pitches Danny Farquhar to a minor-league deal, according to FanCred’s Jon Heyman.

According to MLB’com’s Mark Feinsand, the 31-year old Farquhar will receive an invitation to camp with the Yankees.

Farquhar spent the 2018 season with the Chicago White Sox, pitching to the tune of a 5.63 ERA of 8 innings pitched.

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Mariners Designate Kaleb Cowart for Assignment

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The Seattle Mariners have designated infielder Kaleb Coward for assignment, creating a needed roster space for the acquisition of Shed Long from the New York Yankees, the team officially announced.

Seattle claimed Cowart back in December, stating that he would come to camp not only as an infielder, but as a pitcher as well, and while he could still come to Mariners’ camp, he will need to clear waivers first.

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