Mariners add OF Denorfia

07/31/2014 2:49 PM

07/31/2014 2:52 PM

Cleveland, OH ( - The Seattle Mariners have acquired outfielder Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres for a pair of minor leaguers.

The Mariners are sending pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen and outfielder Abraham Almonte to the Padres.

Denorfia, 34, is batting .242 with a home run, 16 RBI and eight stolen bases in 89 games this year. However, he is a .301 hitter against left-handed pitching with an .809 OPS in his career.

He can become a free agent after the season.

A 19th-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 2002, Denorfia has batted .275 with 36 homers, 173 RBI, 260 runs scored and 55 stolen bases in 673 career games with the Reds, Oakland Athletics and Padres.

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