Taylor Trammell's new team will make the Mariners regret DFA'ing the outfielder

Taylor Trammell has a new home.
Seattle Mariners left fielder Taylor Trammell (5)
Seattle Mariners left fielder Taylor Trammell (5) / Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Shortly before Opening Day, in order to help make room on the roster for Emerson Hancock, the Seattle Mariners designated Taylor Trammell for assignment. It was long time coming for the former top prospect.

Originally selected in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds, Trammell never found his footing in the major leagues. While he was always able to post an OPS above .900 in Triple-A, during his three seasons in Seattle, Trammell hit just .168/.270/.368. Trammell is the classic example of a Quadruple-A player; too good to keep playing in the minor leagues, but not good enough for the majors.

However, Mariners fans are not going to like Trammell's new home. According to FanSided's Robert Murray, the outfielder was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Trammell will now join Shohei Ohtani, Mookie Betts, and the rest of LA's All-Star squad.

Taylor Trammell's new team will make the Mariners regret DFA'ing the outfielder

While it's not the end of the world, the Dodgers always seem to win these types of deals. Aside from the Tampa Bay Rays, the Dodgers are the oftentimes the best when it comes to taking one team's castoff and turning him into a bonafide contributor on a major league roster. Don't be shocked if Trammell becomes a regular in the Dodgers lineup by July.

A high school standout in Georgia, Trammell was traded to the San Diego Padres in 2019, and arrived in the Emerald City the following year as part of the deal that brought Ty France to Seattle as well. But Trammell's entire career with the Mariners was exhausting. The outfielder has long had the type of tools that general managers dream about. Unfortunately, it never came together for Trammell in Sea-Town.

Trammell is out of minor league options, so the Dodgers will have to make a corresponding move in order to add him to the roster. The 26-year-old will join an outfield comprised of James Outman, Jason Heyward, and former Mariners player Teoscar Hernández. Where Trammell fits is anyone's guess, but maybe the Dodgers know something the fans in Seattle don't.

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