New on Sports Illustrated: Blue Jays Acquire 1B/DH Daniel Vogelbach From Mariners

August 24, 2020 at 08:17AM

Vogelbach, an All-Star last season, was designated for assignment by Seattle earlier this week. He's hitting .094 with two home runs this season.

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired first baseman/designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced Sunday.

Vogelbach, 27, had been designated for assignment by the Mariners on Wednesday. In 18 games this season, he's batting .094/.250/.226 with two home runs.

Vogelbach was an All-Star last season after hitting .238/.375/.505 before the break with 21 home runs and 51 runs batted in. He was drafted in the second round by the Chicago Cubs in 2011 and traded to Seattle in 2016, debuting with the team later that season. For his career, Vogelbach is batting .196/.326/.397 with 36 home runs in 223 games.

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