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Mariners claim Scott Cousins from Blue Jays

The Seattle Mariners have claimed outfielder Scott Cousins off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

The Seattle Mariners have claimed outfielder Scott Cousins off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, the team has announced:

The Blue Jays selected Cousins off waivers from the Miami Marlins last month, but they designated him for assignment last week when they claimed left-hander Scott Maine off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

Cousins was selected in the third round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Marlins. The 27-year-old hit .163/.200/.267 with four doubles, one triple and one home run over 86 at-bats for Miami last year. He’s spent parts of three seasons at the major league level, hitting a combined .183/.231/.291 over 175 at-bats while manning all three outfield positions.

Cousins spent a majority of the 2012 season with the Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate. He hit .296/.364/.459 with 13 doubles and seven home runs over 233 at-bats, and he owns a career line of .279/.341/.451 over seven seasons in the minor leagues.