Seattle Mariners trade for All-Star outfielder Teoscar Hernandez

Teoscar Hernandez
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SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners fans have landed a new right fielder for their team.

The M’s have landed Blue Jays and All-Star outfielder Teoscar Hernandez in exchange for relief pitcher Eric Swanson and minor leaguer Adam Macko.

“Teoscar has been one of the better middle-of-the-order bats in the American League and will be an exciting addition to our lineup as we look to strengthen our team and return to the playoffs in 2023,” Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Justin Hollander said.

Hernandez hit .267 with 35 doubles, 25 home runs and 77 RBIs last season. He was the only outfielder in the American League with 35 doubles and 25 home runs last year.

The 30-year-old hit .296 with 32 home runs and 116 RBIs in 2021, earning himself a starting spot on the All-Star game that year. He has a career batting average of .262 and 133 home runs.

Over the last three seasons, the Dominican Republican native has gotten the third most RBIs among active outfielders in the league (227) trailing Aaron Judge (251) and Kyle Tucker (241).

The Mariners faced the Blue Jays in the American League Wildcard round in the 2022 playoffs. He hit two home runs off Robbie Ray in that game.

Swanson was one of the best relief pitchers for the Mariners last year, having a 1.68 ERA and striking out 70 batters. In the first half of the year, he had a 1.04 ERA, followed by a 2.28 ERA in the second half of the season.

Macko was the No. 8 prospect in the Mariners organization. The 21-year-old spent his time with the Mariners in the minor leagues with High-A affiliate Everett.

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