Welcome to New Players Who Came After Mid-December: Garver, Haniger, DeSclafani, Raley, and Voth!

Let's give a warm welcome to the newest Mariners that have joined the team since Mid-December in Mitch Garver, Anthony DeSclafani, Luke Raley, and Austin Voth

World Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Texas Rangers - Game One
World Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Texas Rangers - Game One / Sam Hodde/GettyImages
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In a separate article, I provided some information about players who came to Seattle before mid-December 2023.

The Mariners subsequently signed free agent Mitch Garver from the Rangers after Christmas. Mitch Haniger and Anthony DeSclafani came on January 5th from the Giants. Luke Raley came from Tampa Bay. Most recently, the team acquired free agent, RHP Austin Voth.

RHB Mitch Garver, C and DH

Mitch Garver is a New Mexico native who was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 from the University of New Mexico. He debuted in MLB on August 19, 2017. He spent 2017-2022 with the Twins.  Minnesota traded Garver to the Texas Rangers in 2022. He was with Texas when they won the 2023 World Series.

Mitch contributed to a record for the Twins. The Twins broke the record for most home runs by a team in a single season with 268. Garver had 28 home runs for that season and a batting average of .273. (Unfortunately, the Twins only held this record for a short while.)

Although Mitch did not play in all of the postseason games this past year, he did make important contributions. He hit a grand slam in the second game against Baltimore.  In game six of the ALCS series against Houston, he hit a home run. Then in game two of the World Series against Arizona, he hit a third home run. He had 14 RBIs in the post-season.

Mitch is very excited to play with the Mariners. His contract is for two years so we may have him that long.