Padres Announce Trade, 7/31/14

Houston Astros v Seattle MarinersThe team announced this morning that they have acquired RHP Stephen Kohlscheen and OF Abraham Almonte from the Mariners in exchange for OF Chris Denorfia.

Kohlscreen has split this season with the Mariners Triple-A and Double-A affiliates, going 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA with 55 strikeouts over 38 relief appearances. Kohlscreen earned Southern League All-star honors this season.

Almonte, a native of the Dominican Republic, has hit .267 with 10 doubles, three triples, six home runs for Triple-A Tacoma this season. The switch-hitter made his Major League debut with the the Mariners last season hitting .264 over 25 games played. He’s also played in 27 games at the big league level this season.

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