Mariners Claim Travis Witherspoon

The Angels announced that outfielder Travis Witherspoon has been claimed off waivers by the Mariners (Twitter link).  Witherspoon had a down year in Double-A, hitting .214/.299/.342 in 129 games this past season.

The 24-year-old was once thought to be a high upside prospect for the Halos but health issues last season and poor production this season have hurt his stock.  Witherspoon isn't too far removed from a time where he drew comparisons to Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin, notes Alden Gonzalez of (on Twitter). 

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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