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Seattle Mariners boost bullpen with trades for Zach Duke and Adam Warrren

In a second deal, the Mariners will send international bonus pool money to the New York Yankees for Warren, according to an MLB.com report, though it is unclear if other players will be included.


Reuters 30 Jul 2018, 10:53 PM United States

The Seattle Mariners made a pair of moves on Monday to strengthen their bullpen in their pursuit of an AL wild-card berth, picking up veterans Zach Duke and Adam Warren.

Seattle announced the acquisition of the left-handed Duke, 35, along with cash considerations from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for righty Chase De Jong and minor league infielder Ryan Costello.

In a second deal, the Mariners will send international bonus pool money to the New York Yankees for Warren, according to an MLB.com report, though it is unclear if other players will be included.

Duke is 10th among active left-handers with 513 career games and is one of three active pitchers with at least 150 relief appearances and 150 starts in the majors. Seattle is his ninth organization. He is 17-14 with a 3.20 ERA in 344 career relief appearances, and 64-89 with a 4.28 ERA overall, making 169 starts.

Warren, who turns 31 next month, has a 2.70 ERA in 30 innings of work across 24 games this season, striking out 37 and walking 12. He is 23-22 with a 3.40 ERA in seven MLB seasons, all but a brief stint with the Chicago Cubs spent in pinstripes. After making a career-high 17 starts in 2015, Warren has started only twice since.

De Jong, 24, is 5-5, with a 3.80 ERA in 21 starts with Double-A Arkansas this season, being named a Texas League midseason All-Star. He was 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA in seven games (four starts) with the Mariners in 2017, his only season in the majors.

Costello, 22, batted .266 with 16 home runs and 70 RBIs in 101 games with Class-A Clinton this season.

The Mariners began Monday two games ahead of Oakland for the second wild-card spot in the AL.

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