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Matt Wisler is heading to Seattle

Padres trade Wisler for cash

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The San Diego Padres have traded Matt Wisler to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for cash.

This is the third time Wisler has been traded in as many years, fourth time in his career. The Padres have now dealt him twice. After drafting him in 2011, they dealt him to the Braves as a part of the package to acquire Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr.

Wisler has bounced around since then, appearing in 106 games since debuting in 2015. He’s been both a starter and reliever during his career, but struggled a lot. His best stint of games was last season after being traded to the Reds where he posted a 2.03 ERA in 11 relief appearances.

Unfortunately, 2019 has not been his year. Wisler appeared in 21 games out of the bullpen with an ERA north of five. Though he did post his highest K/9 of his career this season of 10.6. There is something redeemable in him, however, as Jerry Dipoto wanted to bring him into the Mariners organization.