BY SPNW Staff 06:23PM 11/15/2017

Mariners send RHP Pagan to A’s for 1B Healy

The Mariners Wednesday acquired 1B Ryon Healy, a 6-foot-4 right-handed hitter who played first and third base for Oakland last season, in exchange for relief pitcher Emilio Pagan and minor league infielder Alexander Campos.

“Ryon brings a power bat to our line-up at first base, while providing the flexibility to play third base,” said Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto. “He adds to a growing core of productive young players who impact our present and future.”

Healy, 25, hit .271 with 29 doubles, 25 home runs and 78 RBIs in 149 games with Oakland in 2017. He appeared at first base (39 games), third base (34) and designated hitter (78). He hit .314 versus left-handed pitchers with a .526 slugging mark.

Healy made his MLB debut with the A’s July 15, 2016, appearing in 72 games and posting a .305 average with 20 doubles and 13 home runs while slugging .524.

Following the 2016 season, he was named to the Baseball America Major League All-Rookie Team. He combined to bat .326 with 14 home runs and 64 RBIs in 85 games with AA Midland and AAA Nashville, and was named the A’s Organizational Hitter of the Year.

The A’s selected Healy in the third round of the 2013 draft out of the University of Oregon. He was a Texas League All-Star in 2015 and hit a combined .293 with 46 home runs and 238 RBIs in 392 games in his minor league career.

Pagan, 26, went 2-3 with a 3.22 ERA in 34 relief appearances with Seattle in 2017. He made his debut with the Mariners May 3. The Mariners selected the Simpsonville, SC, native in the 10th round of the 2013 draft out of Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, NC).

Campos, 17, began his professional career in the Dominican Summer League in 2017. He was signed by Seattle as an international free agent July 4, 2016.

Mariners off-season transactions

Oct. 31: Outrighted RHP Casey Lawrence to AAA Tacoma.

Nov. 2: Claimed INF/OF Andrew Romine off waivers from Detroit; reinstated RHP David Phelps and LHP Drew Smyly from the 60-day disabled list; announced that 1B Yonder Alonso, OF Jarrod Dyson, INF Gordon Beckham, C Carlos Ruiz and 1B Danny Valencia had become free agents; declined 2018 options on RHPs Hisashi Iwakuma and Yovani Gallardo.

Nov. 3: Claimed INF Zach Vincej off waivers.

Nov. 7: Outrighted Vincej to Tacoma.

Nov. 14: Hired Jim Brower as an assistant coach.

Nov. 15: Acquired INF Ryon Healy from Oakland in exchange for RHP Emilio Pagan and and INF Alexander Campos.


  • Topcatone

    Wow, seems like a very cheap price to pay for him? What gives? Why would Oakland do this?

    • Chris Alexander

      Healy wasn’t going to start for them next season and he’s a liability defensively. Honestly, I’ll be a little bit surprised if he pencils in as our starter going into spring training. I view this trade as more of an insurance policy in case Jerry can’t get one of the big-ticket guys he’s rumored to be interested in.