Mariners trade reliever to Cubs for Triple-A 3B with strong numbers

May 13, 2024, 9:50 PM | Updated: May 14, 2024, 9:17 am

Seattle Mariners trade Jake Slaughter...

Jake Slaughter of the LSU Tigers slides during a College World Series game against Florida in 2017. (Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

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At the same time the American League West-leading Seattle Mariners were rolling to a 6-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, they apparently were putting the finishing touches on a trade with the Chicago Cubs.

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ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan reported late Monday night that the Mariners will trade relief pitcher Tyson Miller to the Cubs, with Triple-A third baseman Jake Slaughter coming to Seattle. The Mariners announced the full trade Tuesday morning, with cash considerations also coming their way from Chicago.

Seattle designated Miller for assignment last week when they reinstated starting pitcher Bryan Woo from the injured list.

The 27-year-old Slaughter has some interesting numbers in the minor leagues. An 18th-round MLB Draft pick by the Cubs in 2018, the LSU product owns a .297/.392/.486 slash line for an .878 OPS with five home runs and six doubles in 32 games with Triple-A Iowa this season. Last year with Iowa, Slaughter hit 22 homers and drove in 77 runs while slashing .243/.340/.482 (.822 OPS) in 104 games.

In addition to making 262 appearances at third base in the minors, Slaughter has played second base (99 games), first base (77 games), left field (six games) and shortstop (one game) during his time in the Cubs farm system.

Miller, 28, made nine appearances this season with the Mariners, running a 3.09 ERA over 11 2/3 innings. Seattle signed Miller to a minor league deal in the offseason and called him up to the majors in April. Prior to joining the M’s, Miller appeared in 16 combined MLB games for the Cubs, Rangers, Brewers, Dodgers and Mets. He returns to his original franchise, having been drafted by the Cubs in the fourth round in 2016 and making his major league debut with Chicago in 2020.

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