There's something about the Seattle Mariners' minor league infield depth. For the third time in less than a month, the San Francisco Giants traded for a Mariners' minor-league infielder in order to bolster depth at the position.
In this latest trade, the Giants received Donovan Waltonin exchange for right-handed pitcher Prelander Berroa. This is the first time San Francisco returns anything more than cash considerations during this recent trio of deals.
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So far, only one of San Francisco's previous trades panned out. First, the Giants grabbed Kevin Paldo, who went on to slash .321/.387/.821 in seven games at Triple-A Sacramento. This performance already earned him opportunity to play a pair of games at the MLB level.
The Giants then acquired Mike Ford from Seattle, who was actually designated for assignment to make room for the newest Mariner (Walton) on the 40-man roster.
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Walton joins the Giants after seven years with the Mariners organization. He's a versatile defender who can play both middle infield positions and has experience in left field. The former fifth-round draft pick hit .287/.375/.427 in the minor leagues and has 37 games in the big leagues.
The Giants retain an impressive 18-12 record, but sit in third place in the crowded NL West division. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB Odds show at +1500 to win the 2022 World Series.
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