The Baltimore Orioles have announced that they have acquired first baseman Mark Trumbo and left-handed reliever C.J. Riefenhauser from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Steve Clevenger. To make room on the Orioles’ 40-man roster, they have designated right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson for assignment.
With Trumbo and Riefenhauser going to the Orioles for Clevenger, let’s break down each side of the deal. I’ll analyze the Orioles’ acquisition, the Mariners’ acquisition, and top it all off with grades for each team.