After enhancing their outfield depth this offseason, the Rays cleared some of the excess on Wednesday, trading Mikie Mahtook to the Tigers for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Mahtook batted .295 with nine home runs and a .970 OPS in 115 plate appearances during his 2015 debut season with the Rays. But the 27-year-old, right-handed batter hit just .195 with three homers and a .523 OPS over 196 big league plate appearances last year.
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