The Mariners traded Jarred Kelenic to the Braves... but for who?

The Mariners traded Jarred Kelenic in a salary-dump style move to the Atlanta Braves. But who did they get in return?

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In a move that stunned the Mariners Universe on the eve of the Winter Meetings, the Mariners traded OF Jarred Kelenic, LHP Marco Gonzales, and oft-injured 1B Evan White to the Atlanta Braves. In doing so, the Mariners saved about $75,000,000 over the next 5 seasons. That number is a bit skewed because $48.5M of that $75M is tied up in club options, which would not have been exercised given the production of White and Gonzales.

Who did the Mariners receive in this trade? Well, none other than Jackson Kowar and Cole Phillips! You don't know who they are? Well, let me tell you. Before you get excited, Don't. This is not the return Mariners fans expected when they thought of trading Jarred Kelenic.