(1090 The Fan) — In one of the most action-packed Major League Baseball trade deadlines in recent history, the Seattle Mariners have come away with a pair of offensive upgrades.
Seattle landed outfielder Austin Jackson from the Detroit Tigers as part of a three-team deal with the Tampa Bay Rays roughly an hour after picking up outfielder Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres.
The trade was centered around Tampa sending ace pitcher David Price to Detroit for starter Drew Smyly. Seattle sent infielder Nick Franklin to the Rays to complete the deal.
Jackson, 27, will wear #16 and be in uniform for Friday’s series opener against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Over Jackson’s last 48 games (since June 5), he’s is hitting .314 (58-fpr-185); in July he’s hitting .349 (38-for-109) with 18 runs, 10 doubles, two triples, one home run, 11 RBI and an .894 OPS in 26 games.
Minor league shortstop Willy Adames will be going to Tampa as part of the deal as well, according to Ken Rosenthal.
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