The Mariners traded minor league catcher Jason Goldstein to Oakland in exchange for Dillon Overton.
GM Jerry Dipoto said he was done making moves this off-season but we knew that wasn’t true.
Yesterday, Dillon Overton was designated for assignment by the A’s, today he was traded to Seattle.
Overton, a second round pick by the A’s in 2013, made it to the big leagues last year but had a rough time. In seven appearances, including five starts, Overton had an ERA of 11.47 giving up 12 long balls in 24.1 innings.
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However, in his three years in the A’s farm system, he recorded an ERA of 3.18 over 288.2 innings striking out 264 batters.
He was primarily a starter in the minor leagues only making five relief appearances.
The M’s gave up their ninth round pick from a year ago in Goldstein.
The right-handed catcher played in 19 games last season between the Peoria Mariners and low-A Everett.
Goldstein hit .297 with a .328 on-base percentage.
This move was made to add depth, a constant theme for the entire M’s roster under Dipoto. It will hopefully be a move that comes in handy as the season progress and other starters expectedly wear down.