Seattle Mariners

M's trade for minor league outfielder

The Seattle Mariners traded minor league pitcher Yorman Bazardo to the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Jeff Frazier on Wednesday.

Frazier, 24, hit .228 with 13 home runs, 21 doubles and 73 RBIs in 135 games at Single-A Lakeland last season.

In 2005, he hit .287 with 45 doubles, 12 home runs and 81 RBIs with Single-A Western Michigan. In his first full pro season, 2004, he hit .304 with five doubles and a home run in 20 games with Single-A Oneonta, N.Y., before breaking his left forearm.

In his three professional seasons, Frazier is 30-for-37 in stolen base attempts. Following the 2004 season, Baseball America rated the 6-foot-3, 195-pound right-handed hitter as possessing the "best outfield arm" in the Detroit organization.

Frazier was the Tigers third-round selection in the 2004 draft out of Rutgers University.

Bazardo was 6-5 with a 3.64 ERA in 25 starts last year at Double-A San Antonio.

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