The Mariners announced on Wednesday night that the club acquired infielder Ryon Healy from the Athletics in exchange for pitcher Emilio Pagan and infielder Alexander Campos.
Healy, 25, finished the 2017 campaign batting .271/.302/.451 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI across 605 plate appearances. He spent most of his time as a DH, but played first and third base as well. Healy found himself relegated to DH duty with the emergence of Matt Olson and Matt Chapman at the corner infield spots, so the A’s had been letting teams know Healy was available for trade. Healy is under team control through 2022 and will enter his first year of arbitration eligibility after the 2019 season.
In a statement, GM Jerry DiPoto said of Healy, “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 future.”
Pagan, 26, made his major league debut last season. He appeared in 34 games as a reliever, accruing a 3.22 ERA with a 56/8 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings.
Campos, 17, made his professional debut with the Mariners’ Dominican Summer League team. He hit .290/.413/.367 in 254 trips to the plate. He played mostly shortstop, but also spent time at second and third base.
ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.
After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.
As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.
The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.
Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.
Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.