Mariners acquire OF Ramon Flores and RHP Jose Ramirez from Yankees

OF Dustin Ackley traded to Yankees.

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced the club has acquired outfielder Ramon Flores and right-handed pitcher Jose Ramirez from the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Dustin Ackley.

  • Ramon Flores, OF, acquired from New York (AL)
  • Jose, RHP, acquired from New York (AL)
  • Dustin Ackley, OF, traded to New York (AL)
  • Jesus Montero , 1B, recalled from AAA Tacoma

Flores and Ramirez, who were on the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre roster, are scheduled to report to AAA Tacoma. 1B/DH Jesus Montero (#63) will be recalled from AAA Tacoma to take Ackley's spot on the 25-man roster.

Both players were added to the 40-man roster which is now full.

Flores , 23, has spent most of the season with AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the International League. He is batting .286 (79x276) with 43 runs scored, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs and 34 RBI in 73 games. The left-handed hitter is also batting .333 (24x72) with runners in scoring position and currently ranks 5 th in the International League with a .377 on-base percentage. He made his Major League debut May 30 vs. the Athletics, and appeared in 12 games with the Yankees (.219/7x32, 3 R, 2B).

In 7 minor league seasons the Venezuelan native is a .272 hitter (676x2483) with 129 doubles, 29 triples, 43 home runs and 260 RBI. He has played all three outfield positions during his career, but has played the bulk of his games in left field (396 G). Flories was listed as the Yankees No. 27 prospect heading into the season by Baseball America.

Ramirez , 25, is 3-0 with 10 saves and a 2.90 ERA (16 ER, 49.2 IP) in 32 relief appearances with AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He has recorded 56 strikeouts for 10.15 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, 3rd-best amongst International League relief pitchers. Ramirez also saw action in 3 Major League games with the Yankees this season (0-0, 15.00 ERA) and made 8 appearances in his debut season in 2014 (0-2, 5.40).

In 8 minor league seasons the Dominican Republic native has combined to go 32-32 with 12 saves and a 3.60 ERA (222 ER, 555.2 IP) in 146 appearances (96 starts). A starter most of his professional career, Ramirez made the move to the bullpen in 2014. He is listed by Baseball America as the Yankees No. 26 prospect.

Montero , 25, returns for his second stint with the Mariners after batting .300 (3x10) in 5 games earlier this month. In 93 games with AAA Tacoma Montero ranks 2 nd in the Pacific Coast League batting .346 (130x376). He also has 64 runs scored, 17 doubles, 6 triples, 16 home runs, 75 RBI and recorded a .938 OPS.

In 9 games since returning to the Rainiers on July 21, Montero is 18-for-36 (.500) with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 8 RBI (1.349 OPS). He was selected to play in the midseason Triple-A All-Star Game, but did not participate since he was called up to the Mariners.

Ackley, 27, is hitting .215 (40x186) with 8 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 19 RBI in 85 games this season. In 5 seasons with the Mariners (2011-2015) he combined to bat .243 (488x2012). Ackley was originally selected by the Mariners second overall in the 2009 June Amateur Draft out of the University of North Carolina.