Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that INF Patrick Kivlehan is the player to be named later from the November 16th trade with the Texas Rangers. The Mariners acquired outfielder Leonys Martin and right-handed pitcher Anthony Bass from the Texas Rangers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones and Kivlehan.
Kivlehan, 25, hit .256 (121x472) with 58 runs, 25 doubles, 1 triple, 22 home runs, 73 RBI, 36 walks and 14 stolen bases in 123 games in his first full season with AAA Tacoma. He led the Rainiers in games played (123), while also finishing among the team leaders in home runs (T1st/22), doubles (2nd, 25), RBI (3rd, 73), hits (3rd, 121) and walks (3rd, 36). His 22 home runs ranked T7th in the Pacific Coast League. Kivlehan appeared in games at 6 different positions: first base (30 G/26 GS), third base (26 G/23 GS), left field (48 G/46 GS), center field (11 G/9 GS), right field (13 G/11 GS) and designated hitter (7 GS). He also participated for the U.S.A. in the Pan Am Games, hitting .342 with a team-leading 3 home runs.
Kivlehan was the Mariners 4th round selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Rutgers University. In four minor league seasons in the Mariners organization, he hit .288 (507x1762) with 262 runs, 99 doubles, 16 triples, 70 home runs, 318 RBI, 54 stolen bases, a .352 on-base percentage and a .481 slugging percentage in 461 games.
The Mariners 40-man roster is currently at 39.