Trade: Dodgers Acquire INF/OF Kristopher Negrón From Mariners For INF Daniel Castro

The Dodgers have announced that they have acquired infielder/outfielder Kristopher Negrón from the Mariners in exchange for minor league infielder Daniel Castro.

This news comes after speculation that the Dodgers were looking to acquire a utility player that is capable of playing shortstop now that both Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernández are both out due to injury.

Negrón, 33, was just called up to the majors 12 days ago after spending most of the year at Triple-A Tacoma where he hit .310/.396/.503/.899 with 15 doubles, 4 triples, 12 home runs, 61 RBIs, 62 runs scored, 11 stolen bases, and a 91/41 K/BB ratio in 356 plate appearances while spending time at first base (25 games), second base (2 games), third base (16 games), shortstop (18 games), left field (16 games, and right field (7 games). In his 9 games this year in the majors he is hitting .227/.261/.227/.488 with 1 RBI, 3 runs scored, 1 stole base, and a 9/1 K/BB ratio in 23 plate appearances while spending time at third base, left field, center field, and right field. Negrón is a career .216/.289/.328/.617 hitter with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs, 25 RBIs, 38 runs scored, 10 stolen bases, and a 90/28 K/BB ratio in 357 plate appearances in the majors with the Reds (2012, 2014, 2015), Diamondbacks (2017, 2018), and Mariners (2018, 2019).

Castro, 26, signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training in November with the Dodgers and has spent the entire season in the minors. In 45 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Castro hit .241/.304/.295/.599 with 6 doubles, 1 home run, 11 RBIs, 17 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, and a 15/13 K/BB ratio. Castro, however, hasn’t played with Oklahoma City since May 30th due to an injury and has been rehabbing recently at the Dodgers’ spring training facility in Arizona.

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