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Astros trade Andrew Aplin to Mariners

Houston could get cash or a player to be named later.

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Houston Astros made a move to put Jordan Jankowski on the major league roster earlier this week. That required the team to make room by designating outfielder Andrew Aplin for assignment.

It didn’t take long for Aplin to find a new home. The Astros have agreed to trade Aplin to American League West foe Seattle Mariners.

The return for Aplin is yet to be determined, the Astros could get a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Aplin, 26, was drafted by the Astros in the fifth round of the 2012 draft out of Arizona State. Aplin has spent the past two seasons with Triple-A Fresno. In 2016, he batted .233 (61x399) with five home runs and 32 RBIs. He has batted .250 (21x84) in 30 games in 2017.

Aplin’s spot as the “next man up” in the outfield was surpassed by Teoscar Hernandez, Derek Fisher, Preston Tucker, and Jon Kemmer.