SEATTLE -- Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto continued his busy winter with his 10th and 11th trades of the offseason on Wednesday, ultimately acquiring left-handed starter Drew Smyly from the Rays.
Mariners acquire Drew Smyly from Rays for Mallex Smith, Carlos Vargas, Ryan Yarbrough
In the Mariners' first trade of the day, a four-player deal with the Braves, Seattle added further bullpen help in right-hander Shae Simmons and acquired speedy outfielder Mallex Smith -- who was then sent to the Rays in the four-player deal for Smyly.
Seattle gave up a pair of Minor League left-handers to the Braves in Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows. Gohara, 20, was Seattle's No. 5-ranked prospect, per Burrows was ranked No. 25.
The Mariners sent left-hander Ryan Yarbrough -- their No. 13 prospect -- and Minor League shortstop Carlos Vargas to Tampa Bay.
To make room on their 40-man roster, the Mariners designated right-hander Cody Martin for assignment.
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