Jul 23, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners left fielder Kristopher Negron (45) is greeted in the dugout after scoring a run against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers Acquire Kristopher Negron from the Seattle Mariners

The Dodgers have acquired IF/OF Kristopher Negrón from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league infielder Daniel Castro.

While Negrón has played only 19 games at shortstop in his big league career, he has added another 592 games in his minor league career. The hand/wrist injury to Kiké Hernandez, and his upcoming placement on the injured list put the Dodgers in a position to look outside the organization to add someone capable of playing shortstop.

Negrón, 33, has been in the league since 2012 as a utility player with the Reds and Diamondbacks. He only has a career 72 wRC+ and just a 36 wRC+ this season in 23 plate appearances for the Mariners.

He is not the greatest option to play major innings, but he will play a role as a backup utility infielder, and safety net for the oft-injured Corey Seager until the return of Hernandez or Chris Taylor, who is on the IL with a fractured wrist. Negrón’s roster spot is far from safe for the long haul.

Castro, 26, is a utility infielder who saw a lot of time with the Dodgers during spring training this season. With Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, he batted .241 in 45 games, while posting a well below average 48 wRC+.

Negron is expected to be added to the active roster on Monday while Kiké Hernandez is placed on the 10-day IL

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Written by Daniel Preciado


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