The Cubs are set to acquire outfielder Leonys Martin from the Mariners, CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney reports. The Mariners’ return is not yet known, but it’s likely cash considerations or a player to be named later.
Martin, 29, has had a really rough season, batting .174/.221/.287 in 122 plate appearances in the majors this season. He’s spent most of his time with Triple-A Tacoma, where he’s been more successful, batting .307/.348/.494 in 385 plate appearances.
With rosters expanding soon, Martin will provide outfield depth down the stretch for the Cubs. If he plays well enough, he could be a consideration for the Cubs’ postseason roster if they make it.