SEATTLE — Former No. 2 total decide Dustin Ackley is returning to the Seattle Mariners on a minor league deal after spending the previous two seasons within the minors with the Los Angeles Angels, in accordance to an individual acquainted with the deal.
The particular person spoke to The Related Press on Wednesday on the situation of anonymity as a result of the deal had not been introduced. It reunites Ackley with the workforce that took him second within the 2009 draft.
Ackley had a rocky profession with the Mariners after being touted as one of many high faculty hitters. He made a promising debut in 2011, however his manufacturing decreased from there. Ackley hit .243 in components of 5 seasons with the Mariners, however by no means got here shut to matching the .273 batting common of his first season.
Ackley was traded to the New York Yankees in July 2015 and appeared in 51 video games over two seasons with the Yankees. He spent the previous two seasons with Triple-A Salt Lake within the Angels group.