Negron cleared waivers Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Negron seemed to have a shot at a bench role, at least for the first month of the season while Kyle Seager recovers from hand surgery. Dylan Moore appears to have beaten him out for the job, however, so Negron will wait at the Triple-A level until another injury opens up a roster spot.
Negron had his contract selected from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Negron was acquired by the Mariners from the Diamondbacks on Thursday and the team was apparently just waiting for rosters to expand before promoting him. The 32-year-old has played only 16 major-league games over the past two seasons and will provide infield depth for his new team.
Negron was dealt to Seattle by the Diamondbacks on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations. Negron has only played in 16 games at the major-league level over the past two years, but he will provide some additional infield depth for the Mariners as the club looks to make the postseason for the first time since 2001. He will report to Triple-A Tacoma upon arrival, though he's not on the club's 40-man roster. Even if he joins the active roster at some point in September, don't expect him to hold much fantasy value.
Negron was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Sunday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports. Negron has passed through waivers unclaimed and will stick with Reno moving forward. He currently owns a 99 wRC+ in 55 games played with Reno this season.
The Diamondbacks recalled Negron from Triple-A Reno on Monday. Negron was brought up to take the roster spot of Socrates Brito, who was sent to Reno in the corresponding move. Negron saw action at the three infield spots left of first base, in center field, and also right field, so he figures to fill a superutility role with the big club.