The Mariners are not waiting for anybody this winter and are already moving their pieces for the 2018 season.
The Seattle team just completed its third move this winter by putting together a three-player trade this Saturday with the New York Yankees.
Both organizations announced the change in which right-hander Nick Rumbelow is headed to Seattle while in New York they receive JP Sears and Juan Then.
Rumbelow underwent Tommy John surgery in 2016, stopping his process in his ascent to the Big Leagues.
In 2015, Rumbelow appeared in the Majors during a total of 17 games with an ERA of 4.02. This year in 25 meetings between Class AA and AAA this season he shined with a 1.12 ERA.
Sears, the Mariners #21 prospect, in Single A finished with a 0.65 ERA in 17 games, and seems to be the piece the Yanks most coveted in the deal.
Then, a right-handed pitcher, has been developing as a starter in the Dominican Summer League.
This move will open up a spot on the Yankees 40 man roster for next season.