Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves
ATLANTA (AP) The Seattle Mariners acquired right-handers Rob Whalen and Max Povse from the Atlanta Braves on Monday night for outfield prospect Alex Jackson and a player to be named.
The 20-year-old Jackson was the sixth pick in the 2014 amateur draft. He has hit .233 in three minor league seasons, including .243 with 11 homers and 55 RBIs for Class A Clinton of the Midwest League this year.
”We value upside, and we believe Alex has a lot of it,” Braves general manager John Coppolella told The Associated Press. ”We believe in the potential and the person,…