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Mariners acquire Chris Denorfia from Padres

The Padres got two minor leaguers for the outfielder.

Denis Poroy

The Mariners have acquired outfielder Chris Denorfia from the Padres, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The Mariners are getting outfielder Abraham Almonte and minor league right-hander Stephen Kohlscheen, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Corey Brock of MLB.com.

The Mariners have been looking for a right-handed outfield bat all summer, looking into options like Marlon Byrd, Dayan Viciedo and Jonny Gomes before settling on Denorfia. The 34-year old Denorfia has hit .242/.293/.319 with one home run and 16 RBI, so he may not pack the offensive punch that some Mariners fans were expecting to receive at the deadline. He will provide depth for starters Dustin Ackley, James Jones, and Endy Chavez in the Mariners' outfield.

Almonte, 25, has split the season between the big leagues and Triple-A Tacoma, hitting .198/.248/.292 in 27 games at the major league level. He has been better in 72 games with Tacoma, hitting .267/.333/.390 with six home runs ad 31 RBI. He was ranked as the Mariners' seventeenth best prospect before the season and will likely join the Padres' major league outfield.

Kohlscheen, 25, has split the season between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma, posting a combined 2.70 ERA in 38 relief appearances. The former 45th round pick could be a reliever in the majors, but is not considered a highly-ranked prospect.