Mariners send INF Alex Liddi to Orioles
The Seattle Mariners traded infielder Alex Liddi to the
Baltimore Orioles on Saturday and exchanged signing slots for
The Mariners designated Liddi for assignment on June 28, meaning
they would have to trade him or release him if he rejected the
Liddi played in eight games for Seattle, going 1 for 17. He was
designated when second baseman Brad Miller was called up from
Liddi spent most of the season with Tacoma, batting .263 with 11
homers and 43 RBIs. The Mariners originally signed him as an
international free agent in 2005. He is the first Italian-born and
developed player to appear in the majors.
By swapping signing slots, the Mariners have freedom to spend
more money if they choose to sign an international player.