Mariners get Alonso amid playoff push
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.