Mariners acquire All-Star 2B Adam Frazier from San Diego
Seattle The Seattle Mariners acquired All-Star captain Adam Frazier in a deal with the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
The move cost Seattle two young players, but it meets one of the team’s biggest needs going into the off-season; Added a midfielder to pair with shortstop JP Crawford. Frazier’s versatility means that sailors can still handle other potential transactions should another midfielder become available.
“Adam is a proven, versatile and well-rounded player,” Seattle City General Manager Jerry DePoto said in a statement. “His presence makes our squad longer and our team more complete.”
The Padres family acquired left-back Ray Kerr and defensive player Cory Rozier.
Kerr was added to the Mariners’ list of 40 men just last week. Time split between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma last season.
Rosier was a 12th-round pick in the 2021 UNC Greensboro Amateur Draft. He spent last season at Single-A Modesto.
Frazier got off to a fast start last season with Pittsburgh, hitting 0.324 with 0.836 OPS and 28 doubles in 98 games. He traded in San Diego in late July and faded over the last two months of the season. In 57 games with Padres, Fraser hit 0.267.
But Frazier has put the ball into play, as he has not shot more than 75 times in a season, and should help lengthen the batting order in Seattle. The Mariners had eight players who appeared in more than 90 games last season and all made up at least 99 games.
Defensively, Frazier has basically played second base or left field throughout his career. If the Mariners hook Fraser in second, it will give them the ability to move Abraham Torow, who was acquired last year from Houston before the trade deadline, to his normal position as a third base.
Fraser, who turns 30 next month, is under contract for $7.5 million this season. He is eligible for free agency after 2022. He made $4.3 million last season.
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