The 25-year-old turned in his second straight 20-homer season in 2015, slashing .256/.313/.453 with Triple-A Tacoma while making appearances at first base, third, and all three outfield positions. There does not currently appear to be a clear path to regular at-bats on his new club, but Kivlehan's pop and defensive versatility could put him in the running for a utility role out of camp.
Kivlehan slashed .256/.313/.453 in 472 at-bats with Triple-A Tacoma last season and played a variety of positions with the team including first base, third base as well as every outfield position, but it seems unlikely that he will contribute much to the major-league club in 2016.
Peterson (No. 2), Marte (No. 3) and Kivlehan (No. 4) are among the Mariners' top prospects, according to Baseball America.
Kivlehan has played in the outfield, first base and third base during spring training and said he thinks he's been able to play well at each spot.
Kivlehan's hitting has fared well too as he's hitting .294 in eight Cactus League games.
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