Published: Fri, December 14, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade

Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade

The Mariners acquired the first baseman as part of the trade for shortstop Jean Segura on December 3.

The Mariners also received a compensatory Round B draft pick from Cleveland in the trade.

The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland.

The Mariners said that Dipoto was undergoing tests, but was feeling fine and only brought to the hospital out of "an abundance of caution", according to the The News Tribune. The Mariners also got 23-year-old shortstop J.P. Crawford as part of the trade. Encarnacion is owed $20 million in 2019 and a $5 million buyout (or $20 million) in 2020.

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Diaz, 27, has played in 88 games over parts of two seasons with the Indians, hitting just one home run and batting.283 with a.727 OPS.

As part of seven trades so far since the season ended, here's who the Mariners have acquired: Ricardo Sanchez, Mallex Smith, Justus Sheffield, Erik Swanson, Dom Thompson-Williams, Omar Narvaez, Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn, Gerson Bautista, J.P. Crawford, briefly Carlos Santana and now Edwin Encarnacion.

Santana owns a lifetime.247 average and 198 home runs.

Santana, an Indian for eight major league seasons, batted.229 and had a.352 on-base percentage, both career lows, and hit 24 home runs for the Phillies last season, his first in the National League.

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