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Twins trade 2B Jorge Polanco to Mariners

Veteran infielder Jorge Polanco is set to join the Seattle Mariners after a trade from the Minnesota Twins. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins traded second baseman Jorge Polanco to the Seattle Mariners as part of a five-player deal, the teams announced.

The Twins announced Monday night that they will receive right-handed pitchers Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Topa and Darren Bowen, outfielder Gabriel Gonzalez and cash considerations in the swap.

Polanco, 30, hit .255 with 14 home runs and 48 RBIs in 80 games last season. He missed time because of knee and hamstring injuries.

The 2019 All-Star hit .269 with 112 home runs over his first 10 seasons. He made his MLB debut for the Twins in 2014. He hit .295, his best average for a full season, with 22 home runs and 79 RBIs in 153 games in 2019.

DeSclafani, 33, went 4-8 with a 4.88 ERA in 19 appearances last season for the San Francisco Giants. The Giants traded the veteran pitcher to the Mariners earlier this month.

Minnesota Twins infielder Jorge Polanco hit .255 last season, while limited by injuries. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Minnesota Twins infielder Jorge Polanco hit .255 last season, while limited by injuries. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

DeSclafani owns a career 54-56 record with a 4.20 ERA over 180 career appearances. He previously spent time in the Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays organizations.

Topa, 32, went 5-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 75 appearances last season for the Mariners. He owns a career 5-5 record with a 3.81 ERA in 92 appearances. Topa was drafted in 2013 by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also spent time with the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers traded the pitcher to the Mariners on Jan. 7.

Infielder Jorge Polanco (C) hit .269 over his first 10 seasons, which he spent with the Minnesota Twins. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Infielder Jorge Polanco (C) hit .269 over his first 10 seasons, which he spent with the Minnesota Twins. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Bowen, 22, was a 13th-round pick by the Mariners in the 2022 MLB Draft. He went 4-2 with a 3.88 ERA over 19 appearances last season for the Modesto Nuts, the Mariners' Single-A affiliate.

Gonzalez, 20, hit .302 with 32 home runs, 154 RBIs and 28 stolen bases in 237 games since 2021, at the minor league level, while in the Mariners organization. He hit .298 with 18 homers, 84 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 116 games last season at the Single-A and Advanced-A level.

Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani went 4-8 with a 4.88 ERA over 19 appearances last season for the San Francisco Giants. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani went 4-8 with a 4.88 ERA over 19 appearances last season for the San Francisco Giants. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

He is ranked as the No. 79 prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline.

Mariners and Twins pitchers and catchers are set to report in mid-February to respective facilities in Peoria, Ariz., and Fort Myers, Fla.

Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani owns a 54-56 record with a 4.20 ERA over 180 career appearances. File Photo by George Nikitin/UPI
Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani owns a 54-56 record with a 4.20 ERA over 180 career appearances. File Photo by George Nikitin/UPI