The Seattle Mariners are trading for Cincinnati Reds stars Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez, per Mark Feinsand. The Mariners barely missed the playoffs as a 90-win team last season, so they’re clearly hoping to make the postseason by adding these two players. Seattle is sending Justin Dunn, Brandon Williamson and Jake Fraley back to Cincinnati.
Cincinnati will receive Justin Dunn, Brandon Williamson and Jake Fraley from the Mariners for Winker and Suarez, per source.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) March 14, 2022
Winker finished last season with 24 home runs and 71 RBIs while hitting .305. He is expected to be a big part of Seattle’s offense in 2022. Suarez is an equally important addition, as he hit 31 home runs and had 79 RBIs. Suarez only hit .198, something he’ll look to improve in Seattle.
For the Reds, this appears to be a cost-cutting move while acquiring some younger players. Williamson is the seventh-ranked prospect in Seattle’s system, per MLB pipeline.