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Arizona Diamondbacks trade for Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis

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Outfielder Kyle Lewis won American League MVP honors in 2020 while with the Seattle Mariners. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/274d97166278a0da7846e66e6594233a/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Outfielder Kyle Lewis won American League MVP honors in 2020 while with the Seattle Mariners. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired former American League Rookie of the Year Kyle Lewis in a trade from the Seattle Mariners, the teams announced.

The teams announced the trade Thursday night. The Mariners sent the Diamondbacks outfielder/catcher Cooper Hummel in the swap.

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Lewis, 27, hit just .143 with three home runs and five RBIs in 18 games last season for the Mariners. The outfielder missed time over the past two seasons due to a knee injury and concussion.

Lewis hit .262 with 11 homers and 28 RBIs in 58 games during the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, which led to American League Rookie of the Year honors. He hit .246 with five homers and 11 RBIs in 36 games in 2021.

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He entered the league as the No. 11 overall pick by the Mariners in the 2016 MLB Draft.

"We felt like he was a good fit for us," Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said, according to MLB.com. "We're taking a shot at some upside here with the power potential, he's gotten on base when healthy, and we feel like this is a good opportunity for us acquire some potential impact.

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"He seems like he's healthy right now, finished the season healthy. The concussion was a little bit of an outlier when he got hit, but we're going to work hard to stay on top of [his health] and how that kind of fits from a playing time standpoint and a use standpoint. But when he's in the lineup he's a good fit for our team."

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Hummel, 27, hit .176 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 66 games last season. He entered the league as an 18th-round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2016 MLB Draft. The Brewers traded Hummel to the Diamondbacks in 2021.

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