Jake Bauers acquired, making Mariners debut Thursday afternoon
The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.
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.
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- Steven Duggar idle for Giants versus Padres September 16th, 2021
- Buster Posey on Giants' bench Thursday afternoon September 16th, 2021
- Kurt Suzuki sitting Thursday afternoon for Angels September 16th, 2021
- Tommy La Stella sitting Thursday for San Francisco September 16th, 2021
- Phil Gosselin riding pine for Angels Thursday afternoon September 16th, 2021
- Mariners' Cal Raleigh sitting Wednesday afternoon September 15th, 2021
- Jake Bauers sitting for Seattle's Wednesday matinee September 15th, 2021
- Mariners' Jake Fraley (shoulder) reinstated, starting Tuesday September 14th, 2021
- Luis Torrens taking seat for Seattle Tuesday night September 14th, 2021
- Dylan Moore absent from Mariners' lineup versus Red Sox September 14th, 2021
- Tom Murphy on Mariners' bench Tuesday September 14th, 2021