As MLBTR highlighted earlier this week, Magill could be a trade candidate for the Mariners heading into Monday’s deadline, so it’s rather unfortunate for the club that he’s headed to the shelf. Depending on the severity of his injury, Magill’s IL placement may not completely kill the chances of a trade, but it certainly decreases the odds he’ll go anywhere before August concludes.
Even if healthy, Magill’s not exactly a premium trade candidate, as the 30-year-old has only logged a 4.63 ERA/5.24 FIP in a combined 149 2/3 innings with the Dodgers, Reds, Twins and Mariners since he debuted in 2013. But Magill was solid with Seattle a year ago, and he did coast through his first eight appearances this season before things went haywire. Since Aug. 17, Magill has made three appearances and yielded seven earned runs on seven hits (including three homers) in 2 1/3 innings.
Magill’s on a relatively minimal salary this year and controllable via arbitration through 2023. As such, the Mariners aren’t under pressure to sell low on him in the wake of a couple of poor performances and what could be a concerning injury.