Mariners, Astros To Swap Kendall Graveman, Abraham Toro In 4-Participant Commerce

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In a uncommon swap between division rivals who’re each in postseason rivalry, the Mariners and Astros are within the means of finalizing a commerce that may ship infielder Abraham Toro from Houston to Seattle, tweets Ryan Divish of the Seattle Occasions. MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart provides that righty Kendall Graveman and just lately designated-for-assignment Rafael Montero are headed to Houston. The Mariners will add veteran reliever Joe Smith within the deal.
The 2 groups are taking part in each other proper now, that means the 4 gamers want solely head to the opposite facet of the stadium as soon as the deal is finalized. The truth is, Divish factors out that Toro is already on the sphere — in a Mariners uniform.
It’s a quite gorgeous growth to see the Mariners commerce Graveman, who has been dominant in a high-leverage function this season, to their chief divisional competitor. That mentioned, Graveman is a free agent at season’s finish, and in Toro, the Mariners are buying 4 and a half seasons of management over an infielder who has lengthy been thought-about one in all Houston’s extra promising younger hitters.
Toro, 24, hasn’t but pieced issues collectively in restricted massive league motion, however he’s decimated Triple-A pitching (.392/.497/.600 in 33 video games) and posted robust numbers in pitcher-friendly Double-A settings (.282/.369/.468 in 148 video games). That issues little to the Mariners’ clubhouse, nonetheless, and Divish quite unsurprisingly tweets that the choice to commerce Graveman was not well-received amongst Seattle gamers.
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