The Mariners have made their first trade over what is expected to be a mildly busy few days for them, sending Rainiers outfielder Ryan Langerhans to the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations.
Langerhans, 31, was batting .313 (67×214) with 10 doubles, 16 home runs and 37 RBI in 57 games with the Rainiers. He appeared in 117 games for the Mariners over the last three seasons (2009-2011). He hit .173 (9×52) with 3 home runs in 19 games with the Mariners this season.
The transaction clears a roster spot for newly acquired outfielder Wily Mo Pena to join the Tacoma roster.
If you think about it, the Mariners gave up Mike Morse, who is a better hitter than anyone on the current team not named Dustin Ackley, for Langerhans, and now they have traded Langerhans for cash. Hmm, it’s safe to say Jack Zdruiencik has made better trades in his career.