The Mariners will be sending Mark Trumbo and a yet to be identified player to Baltimore in exchange for Catcher Steve Clevenger. Trumbo could be an option at First Base if they are unable to retain the services of Chris Davis. If Davis does return, he can fit in at Left Field and Designated Hitter. Trumbo is projected to make 9.1mil this season after arbitration and figured to cost more money than Seattle was looking to spend.
Trumbo averaged 32 homers per season from 2011-13 with the Angels and D-backs, but injuries slowed him in 2014, and his power output declined a bit in 2015. In total, he’s a career .250/.300/.458 hitter with 30-homer power that is coming off a .262/.319/.449 season split between Arizona and Seattle.
Clevenger is a contact hitting catcher who has never shown much power. He was out of options and with the return of Matt Wieters to Baltimore, figured to be the odd man out.