The Mariners claimed the third baseman Kevin Padlo excluding derogations from the Giants, by the team. In a corresponding movement, right-handed Drew Steckenrider has been designated for assignment.
Padlo, 25, is primarily a third baseman, now on his way to a second stint in Seattle. Originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 draft by the Rockies, Padlo only reached the Single-A level with the Rockies before being traded to Corey Dickerson on the shelves for mark german and Jake McGee. That deal, of course, turned into a fruitful trade for Colorado, which turned Marquez into an All-Star.
Padlo would work his way up the minors in Tampa’s system, making his Major League debut in 2021. The Mariners claimed him off the waiver in August. He had exactly one plate appearance with the Mariners, spending the rest of the year in Triple-A with Tacoma. The Giants claimed him off waivers in April, but he’s now returning to Tacoma for the second time this season. He has punched for power this season, but not enough to earn a regular move to the Majors. Padlo takes a combined .235/.327/.492 Triple-A line from his time with Seattle and San Francisco.
Steckenrider, 31, has made 16 appearances for the Mariners this season. Over the past two years, he’s even been a high-leverage option for Seattle at times. This year, however, he had a 5.65 ERA / 4.60 FIP in 14 1/3 innings. Last season alone, Steckenrider saved 14 games while making 62 appearances covering 67 2/3 innings with a 2.00 ERA/3.35 FIP.