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Mariners claim outfielder Derek Hill off waivers

May 30, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Detroit Tigers center fielder Derek Hill (54) receives congratulations from teammates after he hits a home run in the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners claimed outfielder Derek Hill off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Friday and optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.

Also on Friday, the Mariners designated infielder Kevin Padlo for assignment.

Hill, 26, batted .229 with one home run and three RBIs in 31 games this season.

He is a career .240 hitter with four homers and 17 RBIs in 95 games with the Tigers. He was selected by Detroit with the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Elk Grove High School in California.

Padlo, 26, is 4-for-22 with three RBIs and nine strikeouts in 10 games this season split with the Mariners and San Francisco Giants.

–Field Level Media