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Danny Farquhar

Rays, Mariners swap 6 players in 1st notable offseason trade

The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays didn't wait long to pull off the first significant trade of the offseason.

Four days after the World Series ended, the teams completed a six-player swap Thursday night. Seattle sent infielder-outfielder Brad Miller, first baseman Logan Morrison and pitcher Danny Farquhar to Tampa Bay for pitchers Nathan Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser, and minor league outfielder Boog Powell.

Miller, Morrison and Farquhar played extensive roles with the Mariners last season, but won't be part of the club's future under new general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais. Dipoto said discussions with Tampa Bay began right after the conclusion of...