The Mariners have made their first move of the trade system and have traded outfielder Ryan Langerhans to the Arizona Diamondbacks for cold hard cash.
The news was first reported by Larry Stone. He said:
Ryan Langerhans will report to Triple-A Reno. He had been hitting .313 for Tacoma. He hit 10 doubles, 16 home runs, and added 37 RBIs. Wily Mo Pena can now fill Langerhans' AAA roster spot.
As Stone noted, Langerhans, 31, had been hitting .313 for Tacoma and previously had appeared in 117 games in three seasons (2009-2011) with the Mariners. In his 19 games with the Mariners this season, Langerhans hit .173 with 3 HRs.
Langerhans is a career .226 hitter. He's hit 33 home runs and has 125 RBIs in 591 games over nine seasons.
Pena was picked up by the Mariners on Wednesday after he was released by the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Pena, 29, is a career .251 hitter with 82 HRs, 232 RBIs, and 67 doubles. He hit .196 with five homers in 46 at-bats with Arizona this season before being released.