Mariners trade Alex Liddi to the Orioles

Staff writerJuly 6, 2013 

Angels Mariners Spring Baseball

Seattle Mariners' Alex Liddi bats during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz.

CHARLIE RIEDEL — AP

The Mariners have traded third baseman/first baseman Alex Liddi and the Mariners' international signing slot No. 3 for the Orioles' international signing slot No. 2.

Liddi is reportedly headed for the Orioles' Triple A affiliate in Norfolk.

Liddi, 24, has appeared in 8 games with the Mariners this season (.059/1×17), spending most of the season with AAA Tacoma. With the Rainiers he is batting .263 (63×240) with 11 home runs and 43 RBI. Liddi was originally signed by the Mariners as an international free agent on Sept. 9, 2005. The native of Sanremo, Italy is the first Italian-born and developed player to appear in a Major League game.

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