Mariners trade for outfielders Austin Jackson, Chris Denorfia

Mariners trade for outfielders Austin Jackson, Chris Denorfia

Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 31, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson (14) hits an RBI single in the second inning at Comerica Park.

Print
Email
|

by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 31 at 6:05 PM

DETROIT – The Seattle Mariners picked up a pair of right-handed bats Thursday before the Major League trade deadline.

The Mariners acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Detroit Tigers as part of a three-team deal that also moved Cy Young Award winner David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays to Detroit.

Nick Franklin, who has split time between Seattle and Triple-A Tacoma, goes to Tampa Bay as part of the deal.

Jackson has batted leadoff for the Tigers for most of the past four seasons. He is batting .270 this season with four home runs and 32 RBI, 25 doubles and nine triples. He has a .330 on base percentage, .397 slugging percentage and nine stolen bases.

The deal gives Detroit the last three American League Cy Young winners, along with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

Earlier in the day, the Mariners picked up outfielder Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league outfielder Abraham Almonte and pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen.

Denorfia is hitting .242 this season with one home run and 16 RBI for the Padres.

Both Jackson and Denorfia will likely join the Mariners Friday in Baltimore.

Print
Email
|