In a stunning early-season swap, the Mariners have acquired reliever Alex Colome and outfielder Denard Span from the Rays, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter).
M’s GM Jerry Dipoto has overseen his fair share of surprising swaps since taking the helm in Seattle, and this certainly rates near the top of the list. The club is off to a nice start (29-20), but just lost Robinson Cano for eighty games (and the postseason) due to a suspension and Dee Gordon for a stretch due to a broken toe.
Righty Andrew Moore is among the players going to Tampa Bay, per Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). Tommy Romero is also in the deal, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times tweets.