Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President and General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced Thursday that the club has traded outfielder Leonys Martin and cash considerations to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Martin, 29, hit .174 (20 for 115) with 12 runs, two doubles, one triple, three home runs and eight runs batted in in 34 games in two stints with Seattle this season. In 88 games with Triple-A Tacoma, he hit .306 (110 for 360) with 63 runs, 24 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs, 39 RBIs and 25 stolen bases.
Martin was originally acquired by the Mariners along with RHP Anthony Bass from Texas in exchange for RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, OF James Jones and a player to be named later (Partrick Kivlehan, Dec. 2, 2015) on Nov. 16, 2015.
The native of Villa Clara, Cuba, has appeared in parts of seven major league seasons with the Rangers (2011-15) and Mariners (2016-17), posting a career batting average of .248 (487 for 1965) with 252 runs, 71 doubles, 19 triples, 38 home runs, 175 RBIs and 114 steals in 606 career games.
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