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Mariners acquire OF Alberto Rodríguez as PTBNL in Taijuan Walker trade

Despite some rumblings that we wouldn’t know who Seattle would receive from the Blue Jays in the Taijuan Walker deal for some time, we in fact have confirmation today!

#Mariners acquire minor league outfielder Alberto Rodríguez from the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade for right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker on Aug. 27.

Read:— Mariners PR (@MarinersPR) September 1, 2020

Alberto Rodríguez, still just nineteen years old, was signed out of the Dominican Republic for $500,000 in 2017, hailing from Cotuí - coincidentally, Mariners top prospect Noelvi Marte’s hometown, who Rodríguez appears to be friendly with if Instagram tells us anything.