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Mariners Trade Langerhans For Pena, Activate Bedard

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The Seattle Mariners on Friday traded minor league outfielder Ryan Langerhans to the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash, but what they will wind up getting could be even more valuable than a dollar.

The trade opens a roster spot for bat: Wily Mo Pena. The Mariners acquired Pena earlier this week when the Diamondbacks released him. He hit 21 home runs and 63 RBI in 63 games for Arizona's triple-A club in Reno. Contrast that with Langerhans' .313 average, 16 homers and 39 RBIs and the Mariners appear to have upgraded.

Langerhans is headed to Reno.

The Mariners also said on Friday they activated left-hander Erik Bedard from the 15-day disabled list and designated DH Jack Cust for assignment.

Bedard returns to the lineup amidst rumors he will be traded soon. He has a 4-6 record with a 3.0 ERA. He missed a month with a sprained left knee.

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