The Seattle Mariners have acquired infielder Ryon Healy from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for RHP Emilio Pagan and infielder Alexander Campos.
Healy, 25, put together a great stat line in Oakland, this past season. He hit .271 with 25 home runs and 78 RBIs. Healy has only played in 222 games in his two year career, with 149 of those games coming from last season. He has shown that he is a power hitter with a lot of potential in the future. In those 222 games, he has hit 38 home runs.
It is quite unclear why the Athletics want to move on from Healy after just two seasons. He has five more years of control left until he is expected to hit free agency after the 2022 season. Healy does strike out a lot though. He has struck out 22.35% of the time since his call-up during the 2016 season.
Healy and Khris Davis, who stills plays for Oakland, were considered to be the "bash brothers" of the team. Both hit a lot of home runs but constantly found themselves striking out a lot.
Many are not sure what Healy's role will be for the Mariners next season. There is an opening at the first base position, with Dan Vogelbach currently number one on the depth chart. Healy does have some experience playing first base. He played the position 39 times in 2017.