If you have been pining for more SF Giants-Seattle Mariners trades, then you are in luck. The Giants swung a minor deal on Friday to acquire outfielder Jack Larsen from the Mariners according to the team's transaction log.
SF Giants bolster outfield depth, add left-handed bat in trade with Seattle Mariners
Larsen was not on the Mariners' 40-man roster and will report to Triple-A. No return has been listed. However, a deal like this normally includes cash considerations and nothing more.
The Giants have outfield reinforcements coming as Heliot Ramos has begun a rehab assignment, whereas Luis González is expected to return at some point in August according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Both Ramos and González would need to be added back to the 40-man roster, so this could push someone out. The trade for Larsen could be a precursor in case an outfielder is moved off of the 40-man roster and departs the organization.
Larsen has had a pretty interesting career up until this point. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Seattle in 2017. He played for four seasons at the University of California - San Diego.
The left-handed bat has put together respectable numbers, slashing .267.380/.441 with a solid 14.8 percent walk rate against a 25.4 percent strikeout rate in six minor-league seasons. This includes an .804 OPS in 103 plate appearances in Triple-A this season.
Oddly enough, this is his first stint in Triple-A. Though, he did receive a brief cup of coffee with the Mariners last season when they ran low on outfielders as both Julio Rodriguez and Dylan Moore landed on the injured list. He leapfrogged Triple-A in the process.
He received one hitless at-bat before he was designated for assignment and accepted an assignment back to Triple-A. The Mariners did bring him on as a non-roster invite to spring training in March.
The 28-year-old missed the first month of the season. He returned at the beginning of May, but he was not receiving consistent playing time. Seattle likely moved him to the Giants with the hopes that he could find more playing time with the Sacramento River Cats. For Larsen, this will be just the second organization he has played since he became a pro in 2017.