Padres boost catcher spot with Nola as part of 7-player trade with Seattle

Austin Nola, Kyle Lewis, Kyle Seager
Posted at 8:56 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 00:03:26-04

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres completed a seven-player trade with Seattle catcher Austin Nola and San Diego prospect Taylor Trammell the centerpieces of the deal between West Coast teams.

Seattle sent Nola and right-handed reliever Austin Adams and Dan Altavilla to the Padres, while Trammell led a list of prospects headed back to the Mariners.

Also headed to Seattle is infielder Ty France, catcher Luis Torres and reliever Andres Muñoz.

It’s the second move San Diego has made to add a catcher after acquiring Jason Castro from the Los Angeles Angels. Nola has the ability to play multiple positions.

The Padres also picked up slugger Mitch Moreland in a trade with Boston earlier Sunday, in exchange for prospects outfielder Jeisson Rosario and infielder Hudson Potts.

For Seattle this season, Nola batted .306, with five doubles, one triple, five home runs, 19 RBI and 15 runs scored. Since making his MLB debut in 2019, Nola has appeared in games at catcher, 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, left field, and right field.

Adams, 29, is currently on the 60-day IL recovering from left knee surgery. In 2019, he went 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA, 53 strikeouts, and a .179 opponents average in 30 games between the Washington Nationals and Mariners.

This season, Altavilla has gone 1-2 with one save, a 7.71 ERA, and 14 strikeouts in 13 appearances.