Oakland Athletics: Healy to Mariners, Khris Davis now unavailable

Khris Davis and Ryon Healy of the Oakland Athletics
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ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 21: Oakland Athletics hats and gloves during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark on May 21, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. Oakland Athletics won 1-0. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images) /

So, what exactly did the A’s get from the Mariners in return?

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The A’s got the 26-year-old right-hander Pagan who will be starting his sophomore season. He pitched well in his rookie year.

Pagan posted a 3.22 ERA and a 0.934 WHIP while averaging over 10 strikeouts per nine innings pitched and has a walk rate of 1.4 bats on balls per nine innings.

The A’s don’t necessarily need another right-hander in a bullpen that sorely needs another lefty.

Still, if Pagan pitches as well as he did in 2017, this spring, he’ll have a good chance getting a role in the bullpen.

The team also received 17-year-old infield prospect Alexander Campos who hails from Venezuela.

The kid has only played 59 games in the Dominican Summer League but he hit .290 with an incredible .413 on-base-percentage.

Should that success continue he could be part of the Oakland Athletics future or a potentially great trade piece for vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane and general manager David Forst.

Overall, the trade seems to be a fairly good one for both sides. The Mariners are getting Healy, who appears will be a strong presence at first base with both Yonder Alonso and Danny Valencia hitting the free agent market.

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The Oakland Athletics on the other side gets a solid young pitcher and a prospect who will likely be helpful in the future. Yet, most importantly the A’s get to keep the main face of their team in Davis and watch him hit another 40 homers next season.