The Indians announced this morning that they have exchanged the first baseman / outside player Jake Bowers to the sailors in exchange for a player to be named later. Cleveland set Bauers up for an appointment over the weekend, clearing a boulevard for Bobby Bradley to get the opportunity on the first base. The sailors identified a supporter Jack Mayfield for an assignment to open a list for Bauers, according to their own press release.
The 25-year-old Bauer has spent parts of three seasons at the MLB level, but has not yet achieved much in the major leagues. It was ranked as one of the top 75 prospects in the game before the 201
It seems likely to many that Bauers must be over the age of 25, given the fact that he made his MLB debut at the age of 22. But it is still a relatively youthful option for sailors to try to catch lightning in a bottle. He is out of the possibility of a minor league, so he will have to stick to the list of the Premier League or otherwise he will be determined once again. However, with the increasing injuries the sailors face at first base and in the field, it is not surprising to see them bring another option.
The Sailors are without a central tennis player Kyle Lewis indefinitely after the rookie of the year in 2020 suffered a new knee injury late last month. First baseman Evan White is struggling again to start the season and has now spent nearly a month on IL with a tense hip flexor. Internal / external options Sam Hagarty (shoulder inflammation) and Dylan Moore (veal strain) and are currently on the shelf, with Hagarty in particular out of the picture after being transferred to the 60-day IL. Meanwhile, the uber perspective Jarred Kelenic fell into a nightmarish decline after breaking several early homers to start his MLB career. Seattle chose him back at Triple-A Tacoma this week.
This is the third commercial and fourth organization for Bauers, a seventh-round pick in 2013, featuring a pair of remarkable swaps from three teams. He went from Padres to Rays in 2014 Will Myers/Trea Turner deal. After his debut in the Mayors with the Rays in 2018, he was transferred to Cleveland in the trade in trade, which, by coincidence, included sailors. This transaction sent Edwin Encarnation and choosing a project for a competitive balance from Cleveland to Seattle, with Indian netting Carlos Santana and trade Yandi Diaz and Cole Sulser to Tampa Bay.
As for the 30-year-old Mayfield, he has already been appointed by three AL West teams in the last year. The Astros, who signed Mayfield as a free agent without a draft in 2013, turned him down in November last year, and he has since bounced back to the Brave, then the Angels, and then the Sailors.
Mayfield is the typical helper of the usefulness of light. He is more than a capable defender at every short stop, second base or third base, but he has fought hard to cope with the big championship. He has had 150 spins on the record in the last three seasons combined, but has garnered grim results of .168 / .195 / .259 during that time. However, Mayfield carries a much more impressive .269 / .325 / .475 watt in parts of five Triple-A seasons, and he can be chosen this year and next. Sailors will have a week to trade it or try to go through it with outright denials.