The Seattle Mariners have acquired infielder Ryon Healy from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagan and minor league infielder Alexander Campos.
Healy played his first full season in the majors last year with Oakland, finishing as a .271/.302/.451 hitter with 25 home runs and 78 RBI. He spent the majority of his games as the designated hitter, splitting his time in the field between the corner infield spots.
A third-round pick of Oakland in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, he became flexible to move with the emergence of Matt Olson and Matt Chapman at the corner infield spots for the A’s. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto released a statement on the acquisition of Healy, saying:
“Ryon brings a power bat to our lineup at first base, while providing the flexibility to play third base. He adds to a growing core of productive young players who impact our present and our future.”
In exchange, Oakland will receiver right-hander Pagan, who made his major league debut with Seattle last season. Over the course of the year, he appeared in 34 games out of relief, posting a 2-4 record with a 3.22 ERA. In 50.1 innings of work, he struck out 56 batters and owned a 0.934 WHIP.
Across five minor league seasons, Pagan has posted a 2.35 ERA, racking up better than a strikeout per inning and 51 saves.
Also moving in the deal is Campos, a 17-year-old product of Venezuela, who made his professional debut last season with Seattle’s rookie ball squad. He batted .290/.413/.367 across 59 games, walking more than he struck out.
By Jesse Borek