Giants trade catcher Tom Murphy to the Mariners for 20-yr.-old pitcher

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ROSTER MOVES: #SFGiants have acquired minor league RHP Jesus Ozoria from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for C Tom Murphy.

— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) March 29, 2019

Ozoria is an intriguing lottery ticket for the Giants, considering the club acquired Murphy essentially at no cost.

The Giants originally claimed Murphy on waivers from the Rockies on Monday, an apparent effort to bolster the organizational catching ranks. The Giants designated Murphy for assignement on Thursday, but managed to trade him to the Mariners, indicating that his new club feared he'd once again be claimed on waivers. Murphy, who has played for the Rockies in each of the past four seasons, appeared in a career high 37 games in 2018.