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Chris Denorfia | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are interested in Chris Denorfia.
The O's were unable to re-sign Nick Markakis and could not secure Michael Saunders via trade, so they're digging deeper into the outfield market. They've also been linked recently to free agents Colby Rasmus and Norichika Aoki, and a run at Michael Morse is a possibility. Denorfia, 34, batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 121 games this past season between the Padres and Mariners. Dec 9 - 12:22 PM

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Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians have contacted free agent outfielder Chris Denorfia.

The Indians have been mentioned as a possibility for Chase Headley, but Hoynes writes that they will not be major players in the free agent market and instead are looking at improving on the margins with players like Denorfia and Kendrys Morales. Denorfia can play all three outfield positions and could be a platoon partner for David Murphy. The 34-year-old batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI over 121 games this past season, but he has a reputation for mashing left-handed pitching.
Nov 26 - 8:56 AM

Chris Denorfia (neck) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to action on Sunday.

Denorfia had been out since Tuesday because of stiffness in his neck. The 34-year-old outfielder is batting just .224/.250/.286 in 52 plate appearances since being traded to the Mariners at the July 31 deadline.
Sep 1 - 8:20 AM

Chris Denorfia was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a stiff neck.

Denorfia should be fine in a day or two. Endy Chavez is taking Denorfia's spot in right field.
Aug 26 - 7:35 PM

Chris Denorfia struggled in his Mariners debut on Friday, going 0-for-4 in a losing effort against the Orioles.

Denorfia got the start in right field and hit sixth in the lineup against opposing southpaw Wei-Yin Chen. It's unclear at the moment just how often he'll be used in the M's lineup, but if he finds himself getting regular at-bats, he should be able to carve out mixed league fantasy value.
Aug 1 - 9:52 PM

Mariners acquired OF Chris Denorfia from the Padres for OF Abraham Almonte and RHP Stephen Kohlscheen.

Seattle had to do something to fortify an uninspiring outfield consisting of Endy Chavez, James Jones, and Dustin Ackley, and Denorfia will have to do. He never offered a ton with the bat, and provides even less now (.242/.293/.319), but is a good defender who the M's can comfortably slot into all three positions as needed.
Jul 31 - 2:45 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mariners have landed Chris Denorfia from the Padres.

Seattle was probably hoping to land a bigger bat than what Denorfia can provide, but it's a weak trade market for such a desire. Denorfia can play all three outfield positions and will likely be moved frequently around by the M's. He was hitting .242/.293/.319 with San Diego. Abraham Almonte is headed to the Padres in return along with minor league pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen.
Jul 31 - 2:17 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Royals and Braves are the leaders for Chris Denorfia.

Denorfia is fully expected to be traded by the Padres before Thursday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. The 34-year-old hasn't hit very well this season for San Diego, but part of that is the pitcher-friendly ballpark. He is known as a versatile defender in the outfield.
Jul 31 - 12:13 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Padres are working to trade Chris Denorfia "soon."

Cotillo says the Giants, Blue Jays, and Mariners are among the teams expressing interest in Denorfia, who can become a free agent after this season. The 34-year-old is batting just .244/.295/.321 so far in 2014, but his career line is much better than that and he can play all three outfield spots. The Padres have already moved closer Huston Street and third baseman Chase Headley this month.
Jul 28 - 11:48 AM

Chris Denorfia went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored Friday against the Braves.

Even with the three-hit night, Denorfia is batting just .246/.298/.325 over 85 games this season. Still, he has a reputation for punishing left-handed pitching and has experience at all three outfield positions, so he should draw plenty of interest leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Jul 25 - 11:11 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays are showing interest in acquiring Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia.

The 34-year-old has struggled at the dish this season and is set to hit free agency after the season, so it shouldn't take an overwhelming package to acquire his services. His offensive numbers would be certain to see a boost leaving the spacious confines of Petco Park.
Jul 20 - 6:02 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that Chris Denorfia is likely to be traded before the July 31 trade deadline.

The 34-year-old outfielder has struggled at the plate this season, hitting just .244/.295/.329 with a homer, 15 RBI and seven stolen bases in his 80 games. Set to be a free agent at the end of the season, he would make for a nice low cost acquisition for many contending teams.
Jul 19 - 12:17 PM

Chris Denorfia went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against the Dodgers on Sunday.

Denorfia led off the sixth inning with a double, coming around to score the Padres' only run of the game against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers. After a strong opening month, the 33-year-old's hitting started to fall off in May and has completely gone away in June -- he has just five hits in 34 at-bats this month. The slump has dropped his season line to .253/.303/.346.
Jun 22 - 10:38 PM

Chris Denorfia went 2-for-4 with a walk on Friday against the White Sox.

Denorfia entered Friday's action with just one hit over his last 19 at-bats, but a start against the left-hander John Danks was enough to get him back on track. He should be back in the Padres' lineup on Sunday when the Padres face another southpaw in Chris Sale. It's a tough matchup, but Denorfia continues to have appeal in daily formats.
May 30 - 11:35 PM

Chris Denorfia had a nice night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Rockies, going 2-for-4 with a double, triple and a run scored.

He's been one of the Padres best hitters to date, slashing .311/.344/.429 with a homer, 12 RBI and six stolen bases. As long as he's hitting atop the Padres lineup on a regular basis, he'll hold a fair amount of mixed league fantasy value.
May 16 - 11:55 PM