SAFECO FIELD -- The Mariners made one final trade before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Miami Marlins.
Seattle sent minor league infielder Bryson Brigman and international slot money to the Marlins in exchange for Maybin. The team moved RHP Dan Altavilla to the 60-day disabled list to open a 40-man roster spot for Maybin's addition.
“We’re glad to have him,” manager Scott Servais said. “He’s got a lot of experience. He went to the World Series last year with the Astros when they picked up him late. We’ve certainly seen him throughout the years and how he’s evolved as a player. I think it’s a good fit for us.”
Maybin, 31, is batting .251 with 20 runs scored, 12 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 20 RBI, 32 walks and eight stolen bases. He's hit .309 in the month of July and has hit safely in 12 of his last 17 games started.
"Over this last month or so he's been in a really good place offensively. He's played a really strong center field this year and we know he's multi-position capable," general manager Jerry Dipoto said. "He fits into the theme of what we're doing and, I think, adds better balance to our club.
Maybin gives Seattle an improvement offensively in center field for the struggling Guillermo Heredia.
While Heredia has provided strong defense since replacing Dee Gordon after his move to second base, Heredia's bat has been a liability. He's hit just .180 with a .501 OPS since June 1.
Maybin pairs with the additions of pitchers Sam Tuivailala, Zach Duke and Adam Warren to bolster the Mariners roster as they attempt to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
Photo Credit: MIAMI, FL - JUNE 13: Cameron Maybin #1 of the Miami Marlins hits an RBI single in the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park on June 13, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)