Rays swap pair of Minor Leaguers with Mariners

Tampa Bay gets Double-A pitcher, Class A infielder/outfielder

Rays swap pair of Minor Leaguers with Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays have traded right-hander Ryan Garton and Minor League catcher Mike Marjama to the Mariners in exchange for Minor League left-hander Anthony Misiewicz, Minor League infielder/outfielder Luis Rengifo and a player to be named or cash considerations.

Following the trade of Garton, the Rays' 40-man roster now stands at 38 players.

Misiewicz, 22, is 8-5 with a 4.75 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 23 appearances, all starts, this season between Class A Advanced Modesto and Double-A Arkansas. He was selected by the Mariners in the 18th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Michigan State University and is 18-17 with a 4.40 ERA in 66 appearances (59 starts) over three Minor League seasons. He will report to Double-A Montgomery.

Misiewicz will report to Double-A Montgomery.

Rengifo, 20, is batting .250/.318/.413 with 24 doubles, 11 home runs and 44 RBIs in 102 games for Class A Clinton this season. In addition, his 29 stolen bases are tied for second in the Midwest League. He has made starts at shortstop (30), second base (24), third base (19), left field (17) and right field (2). He was signed by the Mariners as an international free agent in July 2013 and is batting .256/.341/.387 over parts of four Minor League seasons.

He will report to Class A Bowling Green.

Garton, 27, has had seven stints in the Major Leagues over the last two seasons, going 1-3 with a 5.26 ERA across 44 relief appearances. With Triple-A Durham this season, he was 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in 24 appearances (one start). He was selected by the Rays in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB Draft, and last season became the lowest-round pick drafted by the Rays to play for them since right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin, a 34th-round pick in 2001.

Marjama, 28, is batting .274/.342/.445 in 72 games with Durham this season. His nine home runs are tied for a career high (2015) and his 51 RBIs are one shy of tying a career high (2015). He was acquired by the Rays from the White Sox prior to the 2015 season for cash considerations. He was selected by the White Sox in the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft and is a .279/.322/.416 hitter over seven Minor League seasons.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.