The Seattle Mariners traded designated hitter/first baseman Edwin Encarnacion to the New York Yankees for cash considerations and a minor league pitcher Saturday night. The Yankees traded 19-year-old pitcher Juan Then to Seattle.
Encarnacion, 36, is a career .263 hitter with 401 home runs and 1,205 RBIs in 15 Major League seasons. He has hit 284 home runs since the beginning of the 2012 season. Encarnacion leads the American League with 21 home runs this season. He has a .241 average and 49 RBIs in 65 games.
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