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Red Sox acquire outfielder Eric Filia from Mariners

Rob Bradford
June 12, 2018 - 5:44 pm

BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox added to their minor-league outfield depth Tuesday, acquiring Eric Filia from the Mariners. The 25-year-old represents the player-to-be-named-later in the trade that sent Roenis Elias to Seattle on April 23.

Filia had been ranked as the Mariners' No. 14 prospect after the 2017 season, having played this year at Double-A Arkansas. The lefty hitter was batting .426 (23-for-54) with 10 runs, three doubles and a home run this season, totaling a .508 on-base percentage and .537 slugging percentage. 

He had been suspended 50 games prior to this season for a drug of abuse, having also missed a year at UCLA due to injury and academic suspension.

A 20th-round pick in the 2016 draft, Filia has hit a combined .343 with 10 homers, and an .888 OPS in 210 professional games. He has been named a post-season All-Star in each of his two full professional seasons, earning MVP honors in the Short-A Northwest League in 2016.

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