Alex Colomé is the most recent member of the Mariners’ bullpen. (AP)
The Mariners have acquired reduction pitcher Alex Colomé and outfielder Denard Span in a trade from the Tampa Bay Rays, a transfer first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Minor leaguers Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero are going from Seattle to Tampa Bay within the deal.
Tampa Bay can also be sending money issues to Seattle within the deal. The Mariners moved injured right-handed reliever David Phelps to the 60-day disabled checklist to make room on the 40-man roster.
“This is a trade that makes us a more complete club in the present while also offering impact beyond this season,” Dipoto stated. “Alex Colomé brings an all-star resume, fortifying what we believe is an already solid back end of the bullpen. Denard Span adds length to our lineup as a steady and smart player with consistent on-base skills in addition to a veteran presence that enhances our environment.”
A more in-depth with the Rays who was an All-Star in 2016, the 29-year-old Colomé has a four.15 ERA and 11 saves in 23 video games this season. He led the majors with 47 saves final yr. Colomé, who made his main league debut in 2013, has spent his profession in Tampa Bay.
Span, 34, brings a veteran presence to Seattle. He was initially drafted by the Twins in 2002 and in his 11 years within the majors has performed for Minnesota, Washington and San Francisco. He is hitting .238 with 4 house runs, 28 RBIs and 6 stolen bases this season.
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