Today, the Seattle Mariners continue to add pieces for a run at the playoffs. After landing bullpen arms in Zach Duke and Adam Warren yesterday, they just picked up outfield depth today by trading for Cameron Maybin of the Miami Marlins.
Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports acquisition of Cameron Maybin.
Now, the prospect heading back to Miami is unnamed now, but the Marlins will also receive international pool money, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred.
Furthermore, the veteran outfielder is earning just $3.25MM on the season under the one-year deal he inked in the off-season.
He has struggled early in the season at the plate, but Maybin has gotten on a hot streak over the month of July by posting a slash line of .309/.427/.456 with three home runs and swiping five bags through 68 plate appearances.
In addition to his hot streak, it has bumped his batting average over .250 (.251) and being involved more in games. In 251 at-bats he has 20 RBI’s, eight stolen bases, and three home runs. He owns a 1.2 WAR this year.
Overall, good pick up for the Mariners, plus Maybin can play all three outfield spots and come on as a pinch runner in late innings to help the team swipe a bag or be a threat to score in a key situation.