Mariners trade J.J. Putz, receive 7 players in return
Mariners closer J.J. Putz has been traded to the New York Mets as part of a three-team, 12-player package
LAS VEGAS — Mariners closer J.J. Putz has been traded to the New York Mets as part of a three-team, 12-player package.
The deal between the Mariners, Mets and Cleveland Indians would net the Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from Cleveland as the key piece of the trade. Seattle would also get outfielder Endy Chavez, pitcher Aaron Heilman and Class AA first baseman Mike Carp from the Mets.
Mariners outfielder Jeremy Reed and reliever Sean Green are both headed to the Mets, along with Putz, as part of the deal.
Seattle will also obtain three minor leaguers from New York: right handed pitcher Maikel Cleto, outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and left handed pitcher Jason Vargas.
An announcement of the deal is expected at 9:30 p.m. at the Bellagio Hotel, site of the annual baseball winter meetings.
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