Mariners trade for Santana; Royals get 2 RHPs

by Daryn Albert - The Seattle Mariners have landed 1B/DH Carlos Santana in a trade that sends RHPs Wyatt Mills and William Fleming to the Kansas City Royals.

Seattle Mariners acquire first baseman Carlos Santana from Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHPs Wyatt Mills, William Fleming 2:43 PM ET ESPN The Seattle Mariners announced Monday that they've acquired infielder Carlos Santana from the Kansas City Royals . The 36-year-old Santana, in his 13th season, is hitting .216 with four home runs and 21 RBIs this season. He is in the final season of a two-year contract that he signed with the Royals in 2021. The trade sends right-handed pitcher Wyatt Mills and minor league righty William Fleming to the Royals. Mills, 27, has a 4.15 ERA in 8⅔ innings for the Mariners this season but is 1-0 with a 1.83 ERA in 19⅔ innings for Triple-A Tacoma. Fleming, 23, is 6-6 with a 4.92 ERA in 14 starts for the Mariners' Single-A franchise in Modesto. Also Monday, the Royals called up their No. 3 prospect, infielder Vinnie Pasquantino, from Triple-A Omaha. Pasquantino, 24, was drafted by Kansas City in the 11th round of the 2019 MLB June amateur draft.