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Mariners acquire outfielder Martin from Rangers in four-player trade

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers makes a running catch hit by Alberto Callaspo of the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers makes a running catch hit by Alberto Callaspo of the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Leonys Martin is an excellent defender and likely the starting center fielder in Seattle.

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SEATTLE -- The Mariners have acquired outfielder Leonys Martin from Texas as part of a four-player trade that sent right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to the Rangers.

Texas also obtained outfielder James Jones in Monday's deal, and Seattle received right-handed reliever Anthony Bass. It was the third significant trade by new Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto.

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Martin is coming off a down year with the Rangers but is excellent defensively and likely moves into the starting center field role. Martin played in 92 games, missing most of August and September after breaking a bone in his right hand, but still had 13 outfield assists. Two seasons ago, Martin hit .274 in 155 games and had 11 outfield assists.

Wilhelmsen was 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA and had 13 saves after transitioning into the closer's role late in the season.