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Mariners claim infielder Kevin Padlo off waivers from Giants

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Mar 16, 2022; USA; Seattle Mariners Kevin Padlo poses for a 2022 MLB portrait. Mandatory Credit: MLB photos via USA TODAY Sports
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The Seattle Mariners claimed infielder Kevin Padlo off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

He will report to Triple-A Tacoma, where he began this season before being traded to the Giants on April 26 for cash considerations.

Padlo, 25, was 2-for-12 with four strikeouts in four games with the Giants, who designated him for assignment on Wednesday.

In 37 Triple-A games this season with Tacoma and Sacramento, he is batting .235 with nine homers and 21 RBIs.

The Mariners designated right-hander Drew Steckenrider for assignment in a corresponding transaction.

Steckenrider, 31, was 0-2 with two saves and a 5.65 ERA in 16 relief appearances for Seattle this season.

–Field Level Media