The Mariners went down to the wire at the trade deadline and pulled the trigger on a dealing sending Erik Bedard and former No. 1 draft pick Josh Fields to to the Red Sox. It turned out to be a three-way package, with the Mariners receiving Double-A outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang from the Boston Red Sox Portland affiliate, and Triple-A outfielder Trayvon Robinson from the LA Dodgers.
Both players fill the Mariners’ biggest needs — potential impact bats.
“Today’s trade provided us another opportunity to continue to accumulate talent in our organization,” Zduriencik said in a release. “We like both players we acquired today, and believe both have bright futures as Major League players.
The Red Sox also sent prospects Tim Federowicz, Juan Rodriguez and Stephen Fife are headed to the Dodgers
Chiang, 23, is hitting .338 (107-for-317) with 36 doubles, 4 triples, 18 home runs and 76 RBI in 87 games with AA Portland in the Eastern League. He has a .399 on-base percentage, is slugging .647 and has an 1.046 OPS.
Robinson, 23, is batting .293 (108-for-368) with 9 doubles, 6 triples, 26 home runs and 71 RBI in 100 games with AAA Albuquerque. He has a .375 on-base percentage, is slugging .563 and has an .938 OPS. He is a switch-hitter.
Fields, 25, has split the 2011 season between AA Jackson (1-2, 2.77, 3 SV) and AAA Tacoma (0-0, 6.23). He was the Mariners first-round selection (20th overall) in the 2008 June draft out of the University of Georgia.