The Arizona Diamondbacks strengthened their infield.

MLBcom, the official Major League Baseball (MLB) website, reported on the 23rd (Korean time) that Arizona conducted a trade with the Seattle Mariners and acquired third baseman Eugenio Suarez . Seattle receives catcher Sevi Zavala and right-handed pitcher Carlos Vargas .

Suarez is a slugger with 246 home runs in his MLB career (10 years). Although he has a low batting average and a lot of strikeouts, he has the ability to hit one long ball. He appeared in 162 games this season, hitting 0.232 (139 hits in 598 at-bats), 22 home runs, and 96 RBIs. Arizona, which does not have adequate resources for a third baseman, focused on strengthening the position in the offseason. 온라인카지노

MLBcom said, ‘Arizona can achieve stability in the position by recruiting Suarez. ‘Suarez balances the lineup and provides more power.’ Suarez said, “I am very happy to join a team that wants to win the World Series (WS).” Arizona advanced to WS this season, but fell to the Texas Rangers with 1 win and 4 losses. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen expressed satisfaction with the recruitment, saying, “This is a player we have liked for a long time. Considering what our team is pursuing, it is a natural choice.”

The bleeding caused by recruitment is not significant. Zavala has barely played in a game since being acquired from the Chicago White Sox last September. His career (4 years) MLB performance is a batting average of 0.210 (96 hits in 458 at-bats), 14 home runs, and 54 RBIs. Vargas was acquired through a trade with the Cleveland Guardians in November last year. In his big league debut this season, he posted an ERA of 5.79 in five games. His overall minor league records (4 years) are not outstanding, with 12 wins, 10 losses, 3 saves, and an ERA of 4.82.

MLBcom stated, ‘Arizona did not give up many prospects in this contract, leaving depth to choose from in future contracts.’ Arizona, which succeeded in reinforcing third base, is expected to focus on strengthening the depth of the starters and bullpen bench.

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