Seattle acquires gets 1B Broussard for prospect
Associated Press Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman Ben Broussard from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday for a minor league outfielder.
The Indians sent Broussard and cash to the Mariners for Shin-Soo Choo and a player to be named later.
Broussard hit .321 with 13 home runs and 46 RBIs in 88 games with the Indians, but was spotty defensively and committed seven errors.
Choo has spent most of this season at Triple-A Tacoma where he hit .323 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs. He played in four games for Seattle between July 3-13, going 1-for-11.
The trade came a month after the Mariners got first baseman Eduardo Perez in a deal with the Indians for minor league infielder Asbrudal Cabrera on June 30
Seattle is in last place in the AL West but only 3 1/2 games behind the division-leading Los Angeles Angels.
Choo stole 26 bases in 30 attempts at Tacoma and was picked for the Pacific Coast League’s All-Star team. He was a member of Korea’s provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic in March.
Seattle will travel to Cleveland to open a three-game series with the Indians on Friday night.