SEATTLE — Looking to Balance a left-handed-heavy lineup, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto acquired Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana on Friday in a transaction for Left-fielder Ben Gamel and Minor League pitcher Noah Zavolas.

The 26-year-old Santana hit .278/.371/.505 with 30 homers, 85 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in a break out season in 20 17 for Milwaukee, but fought this past season and spent half of the summer season in Triple-A amid commerce speculation following the Brewers had gained outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain.

SEATTLE — Looking to Balance a left-handed-heavy lineup, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto acquired Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana on Friday in a transaction for Left-fielder Ben Gamel and Minor League pitcher Noah Zavolas.

The 26-year-old Santana hit .278/.371/.505 with 30 homers, 85 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in a break out season in 20 17 for Milwaukee, but fought this past season and spent half of the summer season in Triple-A amid commerce speculation following the Brewers had gained outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain.

In 85 games a season with Milwaukee, Santana posted a .265/.328/.412 line with five homers and 20 RBIs over 235 plate appearances. He hit .283/.401/.487 with eight homers and 35 RBIs in 55 games in Triple-A after being shipped down in late June, but delivered some big hits in a pinch hitting job when remembered in September.

He was 2-for-8 with 2 strikes and three RBIs in 10 pinch hitting opportunities within the postseason.

At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, the Dominican Republic indigenous adds a few right-wing punch into a Mariners outfield that previously had just 1 likely right-wing hitter in Mitch Haniger. Mallex Smith and Jay Bruce, acquired in earlier trades this offseason, both bat lefthanded.

The others of Seattle’s undependable lineup is also lefty thick, using new catcher Omar Narvaez and short stop J.P. Crawford both hitting that side, along with returning instant baseman Dee Gordon and third-baseman Kyle Seager.

Gamel is exactly the same era as Santana at 26, but includes four years of club controller remaining when compared with three for Santana, who’s arbitration-eligible for that first time this offseason and out of minor-league options.

Gamel posted a .272/.358/.370 line with one homer and 19 RBIs in 293 plate appearances over 101 games in a parttime outfield role last season.

Zavolas, the third player involved in Friday’s deal, was that the Mariners’ 18th-round Draft pick out of Harvard last June and went 5-2 with a 3.03 ERA in 19 games between Class A Everett and also Class-a Advanced Modesto.

The trade may be that the eighth of this offseason for Dipoto, who’s undertaken a huge roster transplant so that they can reposition the Mariners for a postseason push in 2020 and beyond.

Gamel becomes the 10th player from the past year’s 89-73 team to be coped off, linking 2nd baseman Robinson Cano, short stop Jean Segura, catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia, newcomer James Paxton and relievers Edwin Diaz, Alex Colome, James Pazos and Juan Nicasio.

Inturn, the Mariners have attracted in four young important Leaguers who could immediately fill starting roles, with Smith in center field, Santana in left area, Narvaez at catcher and Crawford at short stop, and veteran designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion, Bruce and relievers Anthony Swarzak and Gerson Bautista.

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They have added top pitching prospects Justus Sheffield, Justin Dunn and Erik Swanson, an elite outfield prospect in Jarred Kelenic and a few philosophical thickness with outfielders Dom Thompson-Williams, Jake Fraley and lefty newcomer Ricardo Sanchez, every one whom have deciphered Seattle’s Top 30 Prospect list each MLB Pipeline. The Mariners also gained a 20-19 Competitive Balance Round B Draft pick (77th overall) from the Indians.

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