Mariners send 30 home run hitter Vogelbach to Blue Jays for cash

Aug 24 2020, 11:06 am

The Seattle Mariners have received cash considerations from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for 1B/DH Daniel Vogelbach.

The Mariners designated the 27-year-old slugger for assignment last week, a year after he was selected to the All-Star game.

The 6’0”, 270 lb left-handed batter had a breakout season in 2019, leading the Mariners in home runs (30) and RBI (76).

So far in 2020, Vogelbach is hitting .094 with only five extra-base hits, two home runs, and four RBI. He has yet to log any defensive innings on the field having been reduced to only a designated hitter.

The Orlando-native is in his fifth Major League season after getting drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 2011 MLB draft.

In 223 career games, Vogelbach has a 36-95-.196 slash line.

The Blue Jays are hoping Vogelbach can recapture his 2019 swing and will likely split time between first base, DH, and be a left-handed option off the bench.

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