Dodgers Trade Daniel Castro To Mariners For Kristopher Negrón

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Minor League infielder Daniel Castro to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Kristopher Negrón, who has played seven different positions throughout his Major League career.

Negrón appeared in nine games for the Mariners, batting .227/.261/.227 with one RBI and one stolen base. Prior to joining the Mariners for the first time this season, the 33-year-old hit .310/.396/.503 with 15 doubles, 12 home runs and 61 RBI in 82 games for Triple-A Tacoma.

Negrón was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the seventh round of the 2006 MLB Draft, though made his debut with the Cincinnati Reds and spent parts of three seasons with them. He additionally has Major League experience with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In 139 games over parts of six seasons in the Majors, Negrón has hit .216/.289/.328 with 13 doubles, seven home runs and 25 RBI. His presence will allow the Dodgers to place Kiké Hernandez on the 10-day injured list.

He was removed from the Freeway Series finale due to a left wrist/hand injury and underwent X-rays, which came back negative. However, Hernandez dealt with continued pain and required an MRI.

The Dodgers didn’t announce the results from the additional testing but manager Dave Roberts said Hernandez was headed for the IL and limited to playing the field or pinch-running during the three-game series against the Washington Nationals.

Castro spent the majority of this season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he hit .241 (40-for-166) with six doubles, one home run and 11 RBI in 45 games. He signed a Minor League contract with the organization last November.

While the Dodgers continue to pursue potential trades for a relief pitcher, they now have acquired two position players in the past few days. They previously traded Minor League pitcher Andre Scrubb to the Houston Astros in exchange for Tyler White.

In similar fashion to injury issues with Hernandez and Chris Taylor playing a factor in the Dodgers trading for Negrón, they moved to acquire White ahead of placing David Freese on the 10-day injured list.