Mariners loaded with lefties
NOV 11, 9:43p ET | Jon Paul Morosi
Rotowire: Nov 5 / 6:07p ET
News: Karns (forearm) was dealt to the Mariners as part of a six-player trade, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Impact: Karns, along with C.J Riefenhauser and Boog Powell, has been sent to Seattle in exchange for Danny Farquhar, Brad Miller, and Logan Morrison. In 27 starts in 2015, Karns notched a 3.67 ERA to go with 145 strikeouts and 56 walks. He lost his spot in the rotation late in the season before being shut down with a mild forearm strain. Karns had trouble keeping the ball in the yard in 2015, giving up 19 home runs, so a move to spacious Safeco Field could help deflate those HR/9 numbers. The Rays famously implemented a times through the order hook with Karns, which kept his innings down and limited his ability to rack up wins, so a change of scenery will be welcomed for fantasy purposes.
StatsLLC: Nov 5 / 12:00a ET
News: The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays have completed the first significant trade of the offseason, a six-player swap that sends infielder Brad Miller, first baseman Logan Morrison and pitcher Danny Farquhar to Tampa Bay for Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser, and minor league outfielder Boog Powell.
Impact: Karns likely jumps into Seattle's rotation after starting 26 games last season for the Rays, going 7-5 with a 3.67 ERA. He led American League rookies in innings pitched and strikeouts.
Rotowire: Sep 22 / 2:28p ET
News: Karns (forearm) has been shut down for the remainder of the season, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: He made just one relief appearance for the Rays after being bumped from the rotation earlier this month, pitching three innings against Detroit back on Sept. 8. This is the first word of an injury -- he's reportedly dealing with a mild forearm strain -- but it's at least possible it played a part in Karns' minimal usage over the past several weeks. It remains to be seen whether Karns will be able to go through his normal offseason routine.