The Miami Marlinstraded veteran outfielder

Cameron Maybin to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday ahead of the trade
deadline.Seattle confirmed the deal Dave
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, noting it traded minor league infielder Bryson
Brigman and international slot money for Maybin.Ryan Divish of theSeattle
Timesfirst reported the deal.Maybin is in the midst of his 12th MLB season and
is hitting .251 with three home runs and 20 RBI.While the 31-year-old isn't
putting up eye-popping numbers, he has been a steady presence for a young,
developing team in Miami.The Los Angeles Angels traded him to the Houston Astros
in a waiver deal last August 31, and he went on to help the Astros win the World
Series in a reserve role.Maybin is best suited as a defensive replacement, pinch
runner and part-time starter for an upper-tier team.He had to take on a bigger
role than that with the Marlins since they tore down their roster during the
offseason, though.While Maybin has experience playing all three outfield
positions Jack
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, he is primarily a center fielder, which isn't easy
to back up with a quality defender.In over 1,000 career MLB games, Maybin has
hit 59 home runs and stolen 172 bases.In 2011 with the San Diego Padres, he
scored 82 runs and stole 40 bases, both of which remain career highs.Just a few
seasons ago with the Atlanta Braves ,
Maybin set career bests in the power categories with 10 home runs and 59
RBI.Although he hasn't lived up to the potential the Detroit Tigers thought he
had when they took him No. 10 overall in the 2005 MLB draft, he is a useful
player who will provide quality depth down the stretch.Given his versatility and
experience, Maybin is an under-the-radar pickup who could pay big dividends in
the coming weeks.Seattle is in good shape at the corner outfield spots with
Mitch Haniger, Denard Span and Ben Gamel in the mix, but center field has been
an issue at times this season.While Guillermo Heredia is the incumbent starter,
his production is lacking ,
which could allow Maybin to steal a significant amount of at-bats.The Mariners
are clinging to a playoff berth, and even though Maybin isn't necessarily the
type of acquisition that will ensure they make it, he could add a bit more
certainty to a spot that has been an Achilles' heel for Seattle this season.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Darnell Coles resigned as Milwaukee’s hitting coach Thursday
and the Brewers fired bullpen coach Lee Tunnell and head trainer Dan
Wright.General manager David Stearns said Coles informed the team of his desire
to seek other opportunities after four years as Milwaukee’s hitting coach.Coles
oversaw a group that finished fourth in the National League with a combined .747
OPS this season but struggled with situational hitting, especially during the
NLCS.Assistant hitting coach Jason Lane will be considered for the position but
will also be allowed to seek other opportunities, Stearns said.We’ve had a great
run with ‘DC’,” Stearns said. “He was just ready for a new challenge and a new
endeavor.”Tunnell was named interim bullpen coach midway through the 2012
season Matt Adams
, when Stan Kyles was dismissed after spending the previous
3 1/2 seasons as Milwaukee’s minor league pitching coordinator. He oversaw a
unit that was among the best in baseball, finishing second with a 3.47 earned
run average and was instrumental down the stretch, posting a 1.98 ERA in
September and 2.82 mark in postseason play.“There was a really solid group
effort from that unit as a whole,” Stearns said. “We just felt that it was time
to get a new voice on the coaching staff.”Stearns said the remainder of Craig
Counsell’s staff — pitching coach Derek Johnson, bench coach Pat Murphy, first
base coach Carlos Subero and third base coach Ed Sedar — would all
return ,
as would medical staff, with the exception of Wright.
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