MLB pocket book: Mariners commerce C Narvaez to Brewers


The Milwaukee Brewers acquired catcher Omar Narvaez from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday for minor-league pitcher Adam Hill and a draft decide.

Sep 28, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas (11) fields the ball within the first inning in opposition to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Area. Necessary Credit score: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports activities – 13433609

Narvaez, 27, provides the Brewers a catching choice after shedding Yasmani Grandal to the Chicago White Sox in free company.

Narvaez had a profession season for the Mariners in 2019, hitting .278 with 22 residence runs and 55 RBIs in 132 video games, and is taken into account an offensive catcher. He threw out 18 % of baserunners making an attempt to steal final season.

A left-handed hitter, Narvaez belted 20 of his 22 residence runs in 2019 in opposition to right-handed pitchers. He might be ticketed for a platoon position with right-handed hitting catcher Manny Pina in Milwaukee.

—The Houston Astros traded outfielder Jake Marisnick to the New York Mets for 2 prospects.

Marisnick, 28, batted .233 with 10 homers, 34 RBIs and 10 steals in 120 video games for the American League champion Astros in 2019. He owns a profession .227 common with 54 residence runs, 178 RBIs and 73 stolen bases in 685 video games with the Miami Marlins (2013-14) and Astros (2014-19).

Houston acquired 24-year-old left-hander Blake Taylor and 19-year-old outfielder Kenedy Corona within the commerce.

—The Cincinnati Reds formally signed All-Star infielder Mike Moustakas to a four-year, $64 million contract, the biggest free-agent deal in franchise historical past.

“We welcome Mike and his household to the group,” Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams mentioned in a workforce assertion. “We all know he may have a right away and vital affect on our workforce and goes to assist us in our relentless pursuit of championships.”

Moustakas, 31, earned his third profession All-Star choice and helped the Milwaukee Brewers attain the postseason in 2019. He batted .254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs in 143 video games, beginning 93 video games at third base and 40 video games at second base.

—Area Stage Media