Seattle Mariners acquire OF Jarrod Dyson from Kansas City Royals

By Alex Butler  |  Jan. 6, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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SEATTLE, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- General Manager Jerry Dipoto is on a Friday feeding frenzy.

The Seattle Mariners executive traded for both Yovani Gallardo and Jarrod Dyson on Jan. 6.

Dipoto completed the latter deal with the Kansas City Royals in exchange for pitcher Nathan Karns.

Jarrod brings us a winning pedigree, along with elite level defense and base running," Dipoto said in a team statement. "He joins players like Leonys Martin and Jean Segura in creating a disruptive element on the bases to our offensive game, while also enhancing our ability to prevent runs on defense."

Dyson hit one home run, had 14 doubles, eight triples, scored 46 runs, had 25 RBI, and had 30 stolen bases, while hitting .278 last season for the Royals. He has had at least 30 steals in four of his last five seasons.

The Royals picked Dyson, 32, in the 50th round of the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Karns, 29, was 6-2 with a 5.15 ERA last season. The right-hander tossed 101 strikeouts. Gallardo was traded earlier in the day from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Seth Smith.

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