Seattle Mariners

Mariners acquire lefty prospect from Braves for cash considerations

This is a 2018 photo of Ricardo Sanchez of the Atlanta Braves baseball team.  This image reflects the Atlanta Braves active roster as of Feb. 22, 2018 when this image was taken.  (AP Photo/John Raoux)
This is a 2018 photo of Ricardo Sanchez of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. This image reflects the Atlanta Braves active roster as of Feb. 22, 2018 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/John Raoux) AP

The Mariners made another trade.

And, no, it did not involve Robinson Cano. Not yet, at least.

They did acquire 21-year-old left-hander Ricardo Sanchez from the Atlanta Braves on Thursday morning in exchange for cash considerations.

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in charge of getting Sanchez to the Braves in the first place. He traded him when Dipoto was the GM of the Angels in 2015.

Sanchez was added to the Mariners’ 40-man roster, which is now at 36 players. He started 13 games for Double-A Mississippi last season, going 2-5 with a 4.06 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings. He spent part of the season on the DL with a left shoulder strain.

Entering the 2018 season Sanchez was listed by Baseball America as the Braves’ No. 19 prospect.

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TJ Cotterill is the Seattle Mariners and MLB writer for The News Tribune. He started covering MLB full-time in 2018, but before that covered Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and spent seven years writing about high schools, including four as TNT’s prep sports coordinator. Born and raised in Washington.
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