The Mariners Traded Edwin Encarnacion in Exchange for A 19-Year-Old Pitching Pro
Posted by Andrew Julia on June 18th, 2019
The Seattle Mariners made another move toward their rebuild trading Edwin Encarnacion to New York Yankees. Get the Seattle Mariners Tickets at Tix2games for their upcoming games. The first news about the trade was revealed by ESPN reporter Jeff Passan on Saturday in a tweet. And after a few hours later the news of trade was confirmed by the official club.
Encarnacion was attained in a trade from Cleveland Indians in exchange of Carlos Santana during the offseason in a three-team deal. Encarnacion has been the most dynamic hitter in the Mariners this season, the slugger slashed .241/.356/.531 in 65 games. Other than being three-time All-Star he also leads the American league with 21 home runs and tied third with 49 RBIs in the league.
Though Encarnacion is traded there is still so much to see when Settle Mariners play on the field. Get your Cheapest Seattle Mariners Tickets to be ready to watch them play live. Encarnacion was suffering from lower back tightness and had to sit out past three games. However, according to the Mariners manager Scott Servais, his sitting out was only due to precaution. The looming trade could also have been a reason for his absence from the last few games.
As stated in the reports the Mariners will also send the 8.4 million dollars to New York that was Encarnacion’s due.
In return of Encarnacion Trade, the Mariners received a 19-year-old pitching prospect Juan. The right-hander was formerly signed with Seattle back in 2016. He was traded to New York in 2017 in Nick Rumbelow deal after playing for the Dominican Summer League Mariners a season.
With a record of 0-3 Juan posted a 2.70 ERA in his 11 starts with the Gulf Coast League Yankees during extended spring training this season. Incomplete 50 innings, he has struck out 42 and walked 11.
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The sending of Encarnacion to New York was the 10th time Mariners traded this season already. It also marks the second time they have dealt with one of their major-league offseason acquisitions. Jay Bruce (Outfielder) was the first who got traded to Phillies with above 18.5 million dollars of his due on Mariners. He was exchanged with a low-level minor leaguer this 2nd June.
With this Encarnacion deal, Seattle’s MLB roster continues to thin out in the course of its “step back” season. Encarnacion played at first base while he was with the Mariners at first. He then also played as a designated hitter in about 30 percent of the games. Bruce was initially traded to resolve the log jam at first base amid Encarnacion, Daniel Vogelbach and Ryon Healy. Before that, he was doing a good job filling in for injured third baseman Kyle Seager, who returned May 25.
After being put on the 10-day injury list with lower back inflammation since May 21 Healy can now return to his position along with Vogelbach as the starting DH with Encarnacion out of the team.
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With all being said who is going to fill in for Encarnacion? Servais says infielder and catcher Austin Nola will be there from Triple-A Tacoma to fill in Encarnacion’s spot in the roster. This first appearance will also mark his MLB Debut. As of now, Nola has played for the Rainiers, slashing .327/.415/.520 with 15 doubles, a triple, 7 home runs, and 37 RBIs.
Looking forward to what Mariners plans for this season. Fans are hoping the rebuild progresses successfully and fruitfully. But only time will tell what becomes of the team and its players. Buy Cheap Seattle Mariners Tickets, if you want to support your favorite team as they go through many changes.
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