On Thursday, the Rays announced they completed a 5-player trade. This trade sends OF Mallex Smith to the Seattle Mariners.
In exchange, the Rays receive catcher Mike Zunino, OF Guillermo Heredia, and minor league pitcher Michael Plassmeyer.
Highligting this group is Zunino. He is a Florida native and is currently the highest drafted player out of the University of Florida, selected 3rd overall back in 2012. He brings some pop to the plate hitting 20 homers last year in Seattle.
However, the Bay Area will miss Mallex Smith and his base stealing ability. He finished 3rd in the league with 40 stolen bases in 2018.