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Trayvon Robinson launches first major league home run

Aug 7, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

Trayvon Robinson AP

The Mariners acquired 23-year-old outfield prospect Trayvon Robinson from the Dodgers in last month’s three-team, seven-player deadline deal that sent left-handed starter Erik Bedard to Boston.

Robinson found a much quicker path to the majors with Seattle, earning a promotion to the big leagues on Friday after playing just three games with the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma, Washington.

The M’s haven’t committed to using Robinson on an everyday basis quite yet, but that could change soon.

The former 10th-round pick launched his first MLB home run in his second MLB game Saturday night against the Angels. He wasn’t aware that the ball had cleared the wall at first and had to be told by the second base umpire to keep on trotting his way to home plate. Robinson also had a base hit in his major league debut Friday evening.

And the success really isn’t all that surprising. Robinson posted a .293/.375/.563 slash line, 26 home runs, nine stolen bases and 71 RBI in 100 games with the Dodgers’ Triple-A club before last Sunday’s trade. It remains a mystery as to why the Los Angeles front office felt he needed to be dealt this summer.

  1. 4d3fect - Aug 7, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    “It remains a mystery as to why the Los Angeles front office felt he needed to be dealt this summer.”

    No mystery in California—Ned’s a moron.

    • Jeff M. - Aug 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM

      Yup. We knew exactly why he was dealt. Our GM has no sense.

  2. SmackSaw - Aug 7, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    The Dodgers credit card is maxed out.

    • JBerardi - Aug 7, 2011 at 3:58 PM

      But Trayvon Robinson plays for the minimum.

  3. cup0pizza - Aug 7, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    How does Ned Colletti have a job?

    • Jeff M. - Aug 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM

      C’mon, do you honestly expect Frank McCourt to be a good judge of the character of his GM? It’s like the blind leading the blind.

  4. hep3 - Aug 7, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    I think the Giants are still paying part of his salary. He must be a Sabean mole.

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