The Miami Marlins traded veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday before the close.
Seattle confirmed the deal and noted that he traded minority infielder Bryson Brigman and international slot money for Maybin. Ryan Divish reported from the Seattle Times The Deal for the First Time.
Maybin is in the middle of his twelfth MLB season beating dre i homers and 20 RBI .251.
While the 31-year-old does not produce any spectacular figures, he was a fixture on a young, developing team in Miami.
The Los Angeles Angels exchanged him against the Houston Astros in a waiver deal last August 31, and he went on to help the Astros win the World Series in a reserve role.
Maybin is best suited as a defensive substitute, pinch runner, and part-time starter for a higher tier team. However, he had to play a bigger role than the Marlins as they ripped off their rosters during the offseason.
While Maybin has experience in all three outfield positions, he is primarily a midfielder, which is not easy
In over 1000 careers MLB games, Maybin has hit 59 home runs and stolen 172 bases.
In 2011, with the San Diego Padres, he scored 82 runs and stole 40 bases, both of which remain career-highs.
A few seasons ago with the Atlanta Braves, Maybin posted career bests in the power categories with 10 homers and 59 RBI.
Though he hasn The potential the Detroit Tigers believed they had put him in 10th place overall in the 2005 MLB draft is a useful player, providing more depth over the entire stretch of track.
Given its versatility and experience Maybin is an under-the-radar pickup who could pay huge dividends in the coming weeks eeks.
Seattle are in good shape in the corners with Mitch Haniger, Denard Span and Ben Gamel, but midfield was a problem this season.
While Guillermo Heredia is the reigning starter, his production lacks which Maybin could allow to steal a significant amount of at-bats.
The Mariners cling to a playoff berth, and though Maybin is not necessarily the kind of acquisition that will make sure they do, he could add a little more certainty to a spot that will be an Achilles heel for this season Seattle was.