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Mariners Shake Up Outfield Again With Latest Trade

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Seattle Mariners have shaken up their outfield again with another trade.
The Seattle Mariners have shaken up their outfield again with another trade. / (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

The Seattle Mariners have been busy to begin the MLB offseason. Earlier this week, Seattle landed All-Star Teoscar Hernandez from the Toronto Blue Jays to bolster its outfield, but there were rumors the team wasn't done dealing.

That speculation has come to fruition, as the Mariners agreed to another trade on Thursday evening.

Mariners Trade

Seattle is sending outfielder Kyle Lewis to the Arizona Diamondbacks. In return, they'll receive Cooper Hummel, who split time between left field and catcher in 2022.

This marks a disappointing ending to Lewis' Mariners tenure. The No. 11 overall pick in 2016, Lewis made his MLB debut in 2019 and won AL Rookie of the Year during the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. However, injury woes limited him to just 54 games over the past two seasons combined, clearing the way for his departure.

Hummel, meanwhile, was an 18th-round selection in that same 2016 draft. He made his MLB debut in 2022 and played 66 games for the Diamondbacks, batting .176/.274/.307 in 201 plate appearances while showcasing his versatility in the field.

At the very least, Hummel gives Seattle some catching depth behind Cal Raleigh. His ability to play the outfield could help him garner some additional playing time in 2023 as well.

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