PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired a powerful batsman Eugenio Suarez from Seattle Mariners back from the reliever Carlos Vargas and the receiver Seby Zavalaaccording to what The Associated Press has learned from a source familiar with the transaction.
This person requested anonymity because the store has not been officially announced.
Suarez provides another powerful hitter for the national champions. He hit .232/.323/.391 with 22 home runs and 96 RBI last season and was also used as a pinch hitter.
Vargas is a 24-year-old right-hander who made his major league debut with the Diamondbacks this season, playing in five games. Zavala, 30, was a backup catcher with Chicago White Sox and D’backs over the past three campaigns.
The transaction was first reported by the Seattle Times.