MLB Trading Deadline: Pirates send Tyler Anderson to Mariners after deal with Phillies falls apart

It looked like Pittsburgh Pirates’ left-leaning Tyler Anderson was on his way to the Philadelphia Phillies for two prospects Tuesday afternoon. However, this trade hit a chin and the Seattle Mariners have swum in. Mariners acquired Anderson from Pittsburgh for two prospects, the team announced Tuesday night.

The deal is the second in less than 24 hours for the Mariners, who sent ace reliever Kendall Graveman to the Astros in a four-player swap that left Mariners players feeling “betrayed.” Seattle only got into a game behind the second wildcard spot on Tuesday, and yet they traded their best relievers for a divisional competitor.

“(This) move, as we feel, makes us a deeper team today as well as moving forward,” said Marine GM Jerry Dipoto in a statement after the Graveman deal. “We are confident of being very active in the hours and days ahead as we continue to be committed to making moves that will improve our chances over the last 60 games of the season and hopefully beyond.”

Anderson, 31, is renting the rest of his $ 2.5 million salary this year. He has set a 4.35 ERA with 86 strikes and 25 walks in 18 starts and 103 1/3 innings. Anderson has long been a favorite because of his ability to evoke weak contact and the way he tunnels his seats together.

The Pirates receive the catcher Carter Bins and the real Joaquin Tejada in the trade. The 22-year-old Bins hits .247 / .400 / .438 with eight home runs in 50 games split into High-A and Double-A this season. Tejada, 18, is on the field in the Dominican Summer League. MLB.com does not rank any of the players among Seattle’s top 30 potential customers.

The deal with the Phillies would have sent two prospects – just Cristian Hernandez and catcher Abrahan Gutierrez – to the Pirates for Anderson. However, a medical problem with one of the prospects caused the chin, and although the two sides tried to work through it, they could not find common ground. That was when seafarers jumped in.

Seattle currently has four starters on the injured list (Justin Dunn, Nick Margevicius, James Paxton, Justus Sheffield). Anderson will join Chris Flexen, Logan Gilbert, Marco Gonzales and All-Star Yusei Kikuchi in the tournament.

Kl. 55-46, Seafarers was a game behind the athletics for the second wildcard spot that came on Tuesday.

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