According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Blue Jays and Mariners have agreed to a trade that sends LHP J.A. Happ to Seattle for outfielder Michael Saunders.
#Mariners have traded OF Michael Saunders to #BlueJays for LHP J.A. Happ, according to a source. More to come at http://t.co/gtnhE8SFiG
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 3, 2014
Happ, 32, posted a 4.22 ERA in 158 innings pitched last season with Toronto while striking 133 and walking 51. He had a 1.3 fWAR. Steamer projects him to post similar numbers in 2015, but now in Seattle he might improve.
Sanders, 28, had a 126 wRC+ (26% above average) in 263 plate appearances with Seattle in 2014 while hitting 8 home runs and driving in 34 runs. He had a 1.9 fWAR and a total fWAR of 5.0 in 553 games with the Mariners.
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