The Mariners re-acquired Patrick Kivlehan from the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations on Sunday. Kivlehan was traded to Texas as the player to be named later in the offseason along with James Jones and Tom Wilhelmsen as part of the deal that brought Leonys Martin and reliever Anthony...
The Mariners made a minor trade on Sunday afternoon, bringing back a prospect that was dealt away in the offseason.
Seattle picked up infielder Patrick Kivlehan from the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Kivlehan was traded to Texas as the player to be named later this offseason along with James Jones and Tom Wilhelmsen as part of the deal that brought centerfielder Leonys Martin and reliever Anthony Bass to Seattle. Bass later opted to play in Japan.
To make room for Kivlehan on the 40-man roster, the Mariners placed right-handed reliever Evan Scribner on the 60-day disabled list with a lat strain. Scribner suffered the injury in spring training and has yet to throw off the mound.
Kivlehan, 26, was designated for assignment by the Rangers last week after hitting .184 (26-for-141) with eight doubles, a homer and 16 RBI in 36 games with Class AAA Round Rock.
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The Mariners selected Kivlehan in the fourth round of the 2012 draft out of Rutgers University. He was an interesting story, having played football for the Scarlet Knights for the first four years and then playing baseball in his final year eligibility. Last season, he played in 123 games for Class AAA Tacoma, hitting .256 with a .766 OPS, including 25 doubles, 22 homers and 73 RBI.