Despite tearing up the Pacific Coast League with a 1.247 OPS across 348 plate appearances in 2019, France was unable to get an extended look in a full-time role in San Diego this season or last. After acquiring France on Sunday, the rebuilding Mariners will likely be more patient in seeing if the 26-year-old can translate his monstrous minor-league production to the game's top level, as Seattle has lacked few impact bats this season beyond third baseman Kyle Seager and center fielder Kyle Lewis. Though the hot corner is France's natural position, he'll likely see most of his initial starts with the Mariners at second base or at designated hitter. Before he's added to the active roster, France will first have to pass COVID-19 intake testing, a process that should be completed by Wednesday, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Mariners' Ty France: Everyday role likely awaits
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