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Mariners acquire reliever

Updated: August 1, 2009, 1:35 AM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The busy Seattle Mariners acquired right-handed reliever Robert Manuel from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for outfielder Wladimir Balentien on Wednesday.

Mariners general manager Jack Zdurienick's second trade of the day was for a 26-year-old pitcher with three games of major league experience as a reliever -- all in the last three weeks. Manuel has just 40 games of experience above Double-A.

Seattle earlier added shortstop Jack Wilson and right-hander Ian Snell from Pittsburgh ...

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