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League traded to Seattle


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POSTED: Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saint Louis High alumnus Brandon League was traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Seattle Mariners yesterday as part of a deal for former No. 1 draft choice Brandon Morrow.

League, who was en route to Hawaii for the holidays yesterday, appeared in a career-high 67 games last season. The Blue Jays' second-round pick in 2001 was 3-6 with a 4.58 ERA in 2009.

The Mariners liked that League, whom general manager Jack Zduriencik said has a “;power arm with a great sinker and a swing-and-miss fastball,”; had 2.33 ground balls to every fly ball. That ranked eighth among American League relievers.