Jun 19, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres right fielder Chris Denorfia (13) hits an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners acquire Chris Denorfia

Leading up to the deadline it’s been no secret that the Seattle Mariners were focused on adding an outfielder and the team has now done so, acquiring Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres. According to MLB.com’s Greg Johns the Padres will receive a pair of players in return, outfielder Abraham Almonte and right-hander Stephen Kohlscheen.

Denorfia hardly qualifies as a big bat pickup, but he could prove to be a solid fit for the team given his versatility off the bench and ability to handle all three outfield positions. He’s batting just .242/.293/.319 on the year in what has proven to be a down season.

Neither piece the Mariners are giving up appears to be significant.

Almonte has seen some limited time with the Mariners in each of the past two seasons. He’s a career .225/.275/.337 hitter in 195 plate appearances, while offering very little power potential. He’s spent most of the season at Triple-A where he’s batted just .267/.333/.390 on the year.

Kohlscheen, meanwhile, is a big 6’6″ reliever who has split the year between Double-A and Triple-A. In 38 combined appearances he’s posted a 2.70 ERA and 1.112 WHIP with 8.7 K/9.

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