Giants Add Infield Depth in Trade With Mariners

Adam Taylor McKillop
The San Francisco Giants added infield depth with their latest trade for Kevin Padlo from the Seattle Mariners.
The San Francisco Giants added infield depth with their latest trade for Kevin Padlo from the Seattle Mariners. / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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As Evan Longoria continues to rehab from a finger surgery just before the 2022 MLB season, the San Francisco Giants are in search of added infield depth. San Francisco accomplished this late on Tuesday night in a trade with the Seattle Mariners.

Kevin Padlo Giants Trade

The Giants acquired corner infielder Kevin Padlo from the Mariners for cash considerations. He's been designated for Triple-A Sacramento, but beefs up the organizational talent at the position.

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Longoria underwent his finger surgery in late March and is expected to miss at least six weeks of action, leaving Wilmer Flores as the team's primary third baseman until mid-May.

Flores is slashing .283/.333/.467 while excelling in this role. But COVID list placements for Mike Yastrzemski and Zack Littell roster opened up a spot for Paldo on the 40-man roster.

Padlo comes over to San Francisco with just 10 games of MLB action under his belt. He's a former fifth-round draft pick, owning a .239/.350/.439 slash line across eight minor league seasons.

Hopefully Padlo can resurrect his career in San Francisco while providing the team with much-needed depth.

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