Seattle Mariners bags Cameron Maybin from Miami Marlins
he Mariners will be Maybin's seventh team in his 12-year career, which also included four seasons with the San Diego Padres.
The Seattle Mariners acquired centre fielder Cameron Maybin from the Miami Marlins before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, both teams announced
The Mariners sent minor league infielder Bryson Brigman and international slot money to the Marlins in return.
Maybin, 31, is batting .251 with three homers, 20 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 99 games this season, his second stint with the Marlins after playing for them from 2008-10. The Mariners will be Maybin's seventh team in his 12-year career, which also included four seasons with the San Diego Padres.
He is set to hit free agency at season's end, after making $3.25 million in 2018.
The Mariners needed help in the centre with Guillermo Heredia (.229 batting average, 48 strikeouts in 227 at-bats) struggling, as the team plans to keep Dee Gordon at second base after Robinson Cano returns from suspension. Right fielder Mitch Haniger has been used in the centre at times as well.
Brigman, 23, was a third-round pick by Seattle in 2016. He has batted .304 with two homers, 38 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 98 games with Class-A Modesto this season.
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