Mariners Acquire Jason Ellison

The Mariners and Giants made a small swap today.  The Giants sent 29 year-old outfielder Jason Ellison to Seattle for 24 year-old southpaw starter Travis Blackley.

Ellison has been a Giants lifer, playing all three outfield spots.  He’s been a starter, platoon-mate, fourth outfielder, fifth outfielder…you name it.  He’s seen a lot of Triple A pitching, and was able to rock it to a .406/.452/.536 tune in 192 ABs last year.  He may be able to earn himself a starting job for 2008.

Blackley is a soft-tossing lefty who relies on his changeup.  He missed all of ’05 after labrum surgery.  He could be a fifth starter option in San Francisco this summer.



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