The Mariners have announced that they have traded catcher Jesus Sucre to the Tampa Bay Rays for a Player to be Named Later or Cash Considerations.
Seucre has been with the M’s for four seasons. Last year he only played in nine games after breaking his leg during winter league play before the seasons. For his career he’s a .209/.246/.276 hitter. His claims to fame thus far are (a) pitching a couple of times; and (b) catching Hisashi Iwakuma‘s no-hitter back in August 2015.
I wonder if players traded for cash find out later how much cash they were traded for.
The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.
Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.
The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.