The Seattle Mariners reportedly dealt for a former All-Star on Monday.
According to the USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Mariners "acquire DH/1B Carlos Santana from the Royals for RHP Wyatt Mills and minor league RHP William Fleming."
Noting, "Santana was hitting .357 in June with two homers and 11 RBI with a 1.032 OPS."
Santana's numbers had dropped off quite a bit over the past two seasons, and up until this month it was looking like it could be three.
However, a .357/.478/.554 slash line in June has boosted his 2022 campaign. And although his overall counting stats are still well-below his prime years, Santana should at least get a chance to keep his hot streak going with Seattle's Ty France still out.
In a corresponding move, the Royals called up first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino to fill his roster spot.
Santana started the month with a .161 batting average, but has since raised it to .216.