Mariners get Alonso amid play­off push

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL -

The Seat­tle Mariners ac­quired All-Star first base­man Yon­der Alonso from the Oak­land Ath­let­ics on Sun­day for mi­nor league out­fielder Boog Pow­ell.

The Mariners, who have not been in the post­sea­son since 2001, are in the hunt for a wild-card spot.

Alonso, 30, is hit­ting .266 with 17 dou­bles, 22 home runs and 49 RBIs. He ranks sec­ond among Amer­i­can League first base­men with a .527 slug­ging per­cent­age.

He is el­i­gi­ble for free agency af­ter this sea­son.

“He's had an ex­cel­lent year to this point, an All-Star sea­son, real break­out year for him,” Mariners gen­eral man­ager Jerry Dipoto said. “We are ac­quir­ing a bat that makes us a dif­fer­ence in the mid­dle of our lineup.”

Alonso, a left-handed hit­ter, has 18 home runs, 40 RBIs and a .948 on-base-plus-slug­ging per­cent­age against right-han­ders this year.

In an­other trade, the Mariners ac­quired pitcher Ryan Garton and catcher Mike Mar­jama from the Tampa Bay Rays for dou­ble-A pitcher An­thony Misiewicz, Class-A in­fielder Luis Rengifo and a player to be named.

Roy­als put Perez on DL

The Kansas City Roy­als put Al­lS­tar catcher Sal­vador Perez on the 10-day dis­abled list be­cause of a strain on the right side of his chest. Perez was in­jured on a swing in the sixth in­ning Fri­day. The five-time All-Star is hit­ting .278 with 21 home runs and 65 RBIs.

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