Jake Bauers

FPPG: 4.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,000
FPPG: 4.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,000
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Jake Bauers acquired, making Mariners debut Thursday afternoon

The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.

What It Means:

Bauers could see regular playing time while Evan White is out with a hip injury. The former top prospect will make his Mariners debut at first base and bat seventh in Thursday afternoon's series finale against left-hander Tyler Alexander and the Detroit Tigers. Ty France will be Seattle's designated hitter while Mitch Haniger will replace Dillon Thomas in right field.

Bauers is slashing just .190/.277/.280 in 113 plate appearances this season, though his expected numbers (.260 xBA, .401 xSLG) are both career-bests. Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, the Mariners are one of five teams playing Thursday with an implied total above 4.5 runs.