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Fresno Team Report | April 30

Fresno Team Report | April 30

The San Francisco Giants turned a perceived negative into a positive when they unloaded Jason Ellison in a trade with the Seattle Mariners toward the end of spring training. In exchange for the outfielder who had no place in the San Francisco lineup or on the bench, the team acquired Travis Blackley, a pitcher with similar qualities.

While the San Francisco Giants wondered what they could do with Jason Ellison, a reserve outfielder with tools but no place to play and no minor league options remaining, the Seattle Mariners had a quandary about a left-handed starting pitching prospect with lots of upside, but little major league success. Both players could justify staying on a roster, although through enigmatic potential...

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