Report: Branyan returns to Mariners
Branyan was told after the Indians' loss to the Reds he would be returning to his former club. The Indians will receive two minor leaguers, Triple-A center fielder Ezequiel Carrera and high Class A shortstop Juan Diaz, the website reported.
The Indians will also either pay the rest of Branyan's contract or send the Mariners a player to be named later, MLB.com reported.
Branyan played for the Mariners last season, hitting a career-high 31 homers with 76 runs in 116 games. Seattle choose not to re-sign him.
Branyan, 34, is batting .263 with 10 homers, nine doubles, 24 RBIs and an .819 OPS in 52 games this season.
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