Report: Mariners trade Cano, Diaz to Mets for prospect haul
Seattle agreed to trade second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to the New York Mets in a seven-player deal, Fancred Sports reported.
The Mets will get Cano, Diaz and $20 million in salary relief, with Seattle taking the contracts of outfielder Jay Bruce and right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak with prospects Justin Dunn, Jarred Kelenic and Gerson Bautista.
Dunn, 23, a right-hander, and Kelenic, 19, an outfielder, were the Mets’ first-round draft picks in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Bautista, 23, a right-handed reliever, can throw 100 mph.
The deal, expected to be announced Monday, is pending physicals and commissioner approval.
■ Right-handed reliever Hunter Strickland and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez were not tendered contracts, allowing them to become free agents. Strickland, 30, served as closer last season until suffering a broken hand from punching a door after a blown save in June.
■ Second baseman Jonathan Schoop was not tendered a contract, allowing the former All-Star to become a free agent. Acquired on July 31 from Baltimore, Schoop, 27, hit .202 with four home runs in 46 games with Milwaukee.
■ Left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve, 28, agreed to a one-year, $900,000 contract, and the Bonanza and CSN product can make an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses.
■ Pittsburgh acquired minor leaguer Wilkin Ramos, 18, as the player to be named from last month’s trade of fellow right-hander Tanner Anderson to Oakland.
■ Right-handers Mike Fiers, Kendall Graveman and Cory Gearrin were not offered contracts, allowing them to become free agents. Fiers, 33, acquired Aug. 6 from Detroit, went 5-2 with a 3.74 ERA with Oakland.
■ Center fielder Billy Hamilton, who stole more than 50 bases in three of the past four seasons, was not tendered a contract, making him a free agent.
■ Right-handers Shelby Miller and Brad Boxberger and utility player Chris Owings became free agents after they were not offered contracts.
■ First baseman Justin Bour and lefthanded reliever Luis Avilan were not tendered contracts, allowing them to become free agents.
■ Infielder Wilmer Flores, 27, who made $3.4 million last season, was not offered a contract, allowing him to become a free agent.
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