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Chris Denorfia traded to Seattle Mariners

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This move might not necessarily move the needle a ton, but the Seattle Mariners have added a solid outfielder to the mix in the hours leading up to Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

According to Greg Johns, the Mariners have acquired outfielder Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres in exchange for two minor leaguers.

The Mariners have notoriously had troubles offensively this season. Even with the addition of Robinson Cano and the emergence of Kyle Seager, it seems like Seattle is in a never-ending search for more thump in the lineup.

Based on their recent moves, it would appear that their solution to that problem is to acquire a bunch of mediocre bats that may or may not break through, each for various reasons, in hopes that something sticks. You could reasonably see Denorfia fitting that mold to go along with Kendrys Morales, Corey Hart, and Logan Morrison.

Denorfia brings less thump than those guys, though he did hit 10 home runs last season. What the Mariners will bank on from him, along with his veteran experience, is some return of the .750ish OPS he posted for the three seasons leading up to 2014. As for the Padres, they do what a seller should do by adding a couple young players for an aging one. Trade Deadline 101.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumblings from the baseball hot stove this trade season as Thursday’s deadline approaches.

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