Geoff Baker covers the Mariners for The Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout spring training, and during the season.
December 10, 2008 8:22 PM
Posted by Geoff Baker
Mariners closer J.J. Putz is headed off to the New York Mets in what has turned into a 12-player deal. An announcement is expected at 9:30 p.m. So far, we know Putz is going to the Mets, along with Jeremy Reed and Sean Green. Luis Valbuena is headed to the Indians.
The Mariners get right fielder Franklin Gutierrez from the Indians and outfielder Endy Chavez, reliever Aaron Heilman and Class AA first baseman Mike Carp from the Mets. As well, they get three more minor leaguers from the Mets, right handed pitcher Maikel Cleto, outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and left handed pitcher Jason Vargas.
Mariners minor league second baseman Luis Valbuena would go to the Indians.
Cleveland also gets pitcher Joe Smith from the Mets.